New SOLO show at BEARSPACE, Deptford High Street, London SE4 May 1 - 30

Janie Kidston ‘When the clouds drop down, I just find myself in a fog’ 

1 May – 30 May at BEARSPACE, 152 Deptford High Street, SE4 1SZ

Open Wednesdays - Saturdays 10.00 - 18.00

There will be a closing drinks event in association with SLAM Fridays on Friday 29 May 18.30 - 20.30

BEARSPACE are pleased to present the debut solo exhibition by Janie Kidston. 

This show entitled ‘When the clouds drop down, I just find myself in a fog’ presents new work by Kidston after the success of her recent show at Camberwell College of Art (UAL) and subsequent awards and exhibitions. Kidston is interested in the broad topic of ‘landscape’, in particular the ways in which we base on our knowledge of unfamiliar territories on the medium of photography and our reliance on its ability to act as a surrogate for first hand experience. This body of work explores ideas of scale and transience in the fictitious yet visually familiar desolate Northern landscape. It exploits photography’s ability to document evolving histories and to capture the ephemeral.  The resulting images being a means of offering a legacy of an event and questioning the deceptive role of the camera.

This new work which includes large digital prints and small drawings is the result of the University of the Arts 'Alumni Bursary Award' awarded on graduation. The artist was selected for 'ASSEMBLY', the University of the Arts annual alumni show that toured to Tokyo in November 2014.   She was recently a prize- winner in the US based Dave Bown Projects 9th Semi-annual Competition.

Online shop at DAVE BOWN PROJECTS in the USA

Print available for sale in the online shop

During December 2014 I was the recipient of an Award of Excellence from the Dave Bown Projects 9th Semiannual Competition in the US. The award was curated by Steven Matijcio, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum; and Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

As a result of this award, a small edition of a print 'You can't do the tour without a guide as you may fall into a hole and die' (5) 2014 is now available for sale here in the DAVE BOWN PROJECTS online shop.

Rainbow Merchant at SCHWARTZ Gallery, Hackney Wick

After NYNE Online - Editor's Guide to the Best New Exhibitions this week

In a conceptual transaction the real and the imagined are tested through ideas of the body, language and models for living. Fictional creatures perform political interventions; inhabiting old and new worlds they are projected and inscribed onto visions of the contemporary. RAINBOW MERCHANT encompasses the self as we know it as well as the phantom of our future selves in a world of decipherment, reflection and possibility.

OPEN CALL: RAINBOW MERCHANT invites artists to submit work that considers ideas of self-organisation, utopia and the real versus the imagined; contemporary art as a space for optimised thinking and envisioning.

I am showing a print in this show 'An immense sea of snow and ice which covers an area of many square miles' 2014

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