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Artist Sasha Bowles answers a few questions

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SASHA BOWLES
www.sashabowles.co.uk


Can you describe your practice in a few words?
My practice deals with illusion, interventions, metamorphosis and provosional structures. Starting with Old Masters my work is an evolving loop. I mischeiviously recontextualise reproductions of works to subvert and open up new interpretations and dialogues.

Have you shown your work in a non-white cube space before?
Yes many times, in a Crypt, a dilapidated delicatessan, a parking garage, a solicitors office and decaying houses.

What does this sort of space bring to your work?
It recontextualises the work.

Does the environment in which you exhibit your work change how your work is percieved?
Absolutely. The environment in which you exhibit becomes a part of the work and has to be taken into consideration in how you react to it and curate your work within it. To ignore the setting would be missing the point of using these sort of spaces.

What was your first experience of Hackney?
As a teenager when Hackney felt…

Artist Sue Williams A'Court answers a few questions

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SUE WILLIAMS A'COURT
www.suewilliamsacourt.com
Can you describe your practice in a few words? I blend painting collage and drawing exploring the notion of the visual sublime; reimagining Landscape to summon a state of mind rather than a location.
What is your earliest memory of art? Every morning with my sister 2 hours before school drawing at the kitchen table.
Have you shown your work in a non-white cube space before? I have some new work up as part of a features wall at Browns East flagship store in Shoreditch.
What does this sort of space bring to your work? I think it suits the work to be in a more intimate space and the Brown's customers are very culturally aware, so I hope they appreciate it.
Does the environment in which you exhibit your work change how your work is percieved? Different spaces bring a variety of audience with possibly different expectations.
What is the future for art outside the gallery context? It ia essential to connect with those people unlikely to go to …

Artist Wendy Saunders answers a few questions

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WENDY SAUNDERS
www.wendymsaunders.co.uk


Can you describe your practice in a few words? A practice in which everything revolves around painting.
What is your earliest memory of art? Every year in Melbourne (Australia) there's a huge outdoor public festival called Moomba and in amongst all the events, the parades the waterskiing championships on the river, there was an outdoor art exhibition in the botanic gardens. As a child I loved walking along the rows and rows of exhibition panels that snaked along the paths hung with artworks - it was great fun as the work would leap from one subject and style to the next and the feeling of anticipation, of what the next one would be....
Have you shown your work in a non-white cube space before? Yes, in an old dilapidated about-to-be redeveloped buildings, in a wine shop and once in an outdoor setting.
What does this sort of space bring to your work? Challenges and not always an appreciative audience!
Does the environment in which you exhibit your w…

Artist Corinna Spencer answers a few questions

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CORINNA SPENCER
www.corinnaspencer.com


Can you describe your practice in a few words? I am a painter. My paintings are on paper or canvas, usually small but large in number and are of and about women, love, obsession and mourning.
Have you shown your work in a non-white cube space before? Yes
What does this sort of space bring to your work? In the past, when exhibiting my work in a non traditional gallery setting. I have a greater flexibility in the way my work has been installed, this often means I can show my work in unusual ways.
Does the environment in which you exhibit your work change how your work is percieved? I think it can to some extent. For example a small painting framed on a white wall in a large space will seem different when placed among a hundred hanging directly from a ceiling. While a hundred paintings, unframed, in a group on a smooth white wall changes things again. Everything from the size of the space to the surface of the wall or the type of frame can influence the …

OPENING

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who made it to the opening of Face to Face. Here are a few photos from the exhibition







Artist Mark Jackson answers a few questions

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MARK JACKSON
www.mrkjcksn.com
Can you describe your practice in a few words? It's like a container for an expansive array of thoughts, conceptual and material experiments, conversations, speculations.
What is your earliest memory of art? I have various memories from childhood making pictures for friends, but my earliest memory of art was different. I was 12 and we were staying with some family friends with older kids. One of them showed me a book on Francis Bacon and I was transfixed. I thnk that is where it all started for me.
Have you shown your work in a non-white cube space before? Yes, I've shown in a rundown empty apartment in Manila in the Philippines, stripped of all its furnishings. It was called the Living Room Gallery. At the time I was collaborating and we made lamps from coloured bits of paper. The whole scene was very different to a white cube. There it was softly lit, it had a bowed wooden floor, scuffed walls, windows looking out onto the grey sea, flapping tarpaul…