Press Release for Present in the Past January 18th, 2015

Present in the Past: Renovation and Revival in King’s Cross Central

Weekdays between 5 – 25 February 2015
Viewings by appointment, details below.
Collyer Bristow 4 Bedford Row London WC1R 4TF

Artist’s Talk with Archivist from L.M.A Archives:
Tuesday, 10 Feb 6 – 8pm: Present in the Past: working with archival images towards new creative projects.
Followed by Drinks in the gallery – a further chance to view the works.
unknownJerwood Drawing Prize winner and Royal College of Art lecturer Anne Howeson’s solo exhibition of 30 drawings turns King’s Cross/St Pancras (the largest area of urban redevelopment in Europe) into a palimpsest. Places and fragments are appropriated from imagery hidden in London print archives – including the London Metropolitan Archives, Museum of London and the Foundling Museum  – and subverted in scale, context and content.

The digitally reprinted images are rubbed out and re drawn, becoming new works evoking a sense of passing time through a mixture of memory and invention. The unbuilt places of the future and disappeared buildings from the past are imagined and revisited. Part document, part fiction, the work presents architectural regeneration as inevitable, while considering its effect on the environment and communities of today.Appointments to view can be arranged by calling +44 (0)20 7242 7363

For further information please email gallery@collyerbristow.com
For high resolution images contact Anne Howeson: anne.howeson@rca.ac.uk +44 07807 676 499

Anne Howeson is a Jerwood Drawing Prize winner and lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She works on self-initiated drawing projects, including the solo exhibition ‘Remember Me’, at the Guardian News Media October 2009. She is an exhibitor in the 2014 Derwent Art prize and National Open Art Award and was an invited artist in the 2011 Discerning Eye show at Mall Gallery. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of London. annehoweson.com
Collyer Bristow
Collyer Bristow LLP is a firm of solicitors with 30 partners and some 140 staff, who provide a full range of legal services to a wide range of businesses and private individuals. It is ranked in both Chambers and the Legal 500 directories. The firm is passionate about the contemporary arts. It supports and promotes young artists through its in-house art gallery. The current exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery can be viewed atwww.collyerbristow.com. The Collyer Bristow Gallery is a bespoke gallery space with a dynamic exhibition programme. Within the legal world, Collyer Bristow has been championing emerging talent in contemporary art for nearly twenty years. For further information please emailgallery@collyerbristow.com. @CBGallery1  #presentinthepast


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