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A two-part group show exploring traces of presence curated by Jillian Knipe.

Part One features installation, film, painting, drawing and sculpture by Andy Lawson, Anna Lytridou, Charlotte Knox-Williams, Elaine Johnson, Erika Winstone, Jayne Lloyd, Jillian Knipe, Judith Hayes and Julia Maddison.

Part Two will exhibit a trace of Part One where partially dismantled works will sit alongside new pieces, including collaborative sound and projections by Brad Murray, Mika Sellens and Jillian Knipe.

The experience of what is in the space involves a continually changing sense of past, present and future. A sense of almost but not exactly.  Something illusive, imprecise, even fragile rather than solid and concise. Works selected for being there play with this continual shift. Alongside a sense of precariousness of presence, the artists have favoured the use of white. A richly and symbolically ambiguous 'colour' for its polar opposites; white is blank, nothingness, death in one context then flips to spacious airiness, every colour of light combined and hope in another. Its neutrality accentuates the changing light through the window. Its quiet continually interrupted by visitors.

“Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.”

from T S Elliot's Burnt Norton, the first poem of Four Quartets

For more information contact Jillian Knipe on jillianknipe@mac.com

being there

A-side B-side Gallery

Hackney Downs Studios

5-9 Amhurst Terrace

London E8 2BT

Opening Night Thursday 6 June 6-9pm

Exhibition runs Friday 7 to Sunday 16 June

Part One Friday 7 - Sunday 9 June

Artists Talk Saturday 8 June 2-4pm

Part Two Friday 14 - Sunday 16 June

Performance & Response Event Saturday 15 June 2-4pm

Gallery open Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm & by appointment

being there