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Homelessness and Perceptions of Reality

A solo exhibition by Vanessa Gould

Public View: Thursday 28th May 7-9.30pm

Show Dates: 28-05-2014 – 01-06-2014

‘Homelessness and Perceptions of Reality’ is an exhibition of paintings. An abstract visual representation of migrants and local homeless people living in a struggle, motivated by half a year of residency in central London.

Some paintings capture a single moment from days of observational research around alleys and hidden spots of central London.

'I created these artworks to question the reality of our surroundings. To highlight how unprotected a person is on the streets while sleeping. All the artworks have elements that are painted by memory, which I hope would allow the viewer's mind to explore the different dimensions of the real, and what detail becomes significant.’

Vanessa Gould studied in Melbourne, Australia at Victorian College of the Arts. After graduating in 2007 she has lived in London. Vanessa’s artworks in ‘Homelessness and Perceptions of Reality’ are a sensitive approach to individuals and spaces with a creative view of what is around them. Her intention in this exhibition is to ‘take you on a journey through the layers of paint, scratched type, figures and abstraction'. The artworks touch on the reality of what is real and what we just perceive to be real.

50% of all artwork sold will be donated to Crisis, a homeless charity or a charity that is recommended by the buyer.


Gallery open: 11 - 6pm Thurs – Mon or by appointment

A-side B-side Gallery

Hackney Downs Studios

Amhurst Terrace