Architecture Space 3, 2021, Oil on canvas, Helen Shulkin
Kings Cross Site, Monotype, Jeanette Barnes
Seeking to find spaces which are most susceptible to change, Shulkin disrupts traditional tectonics resulting in spatial objects that take on an incredible plasticity, with a combination of volumes and shapes that form a colourful kaleidoscope of postmodern styles.
Barnes’ practice engages with the constant development and energy of the urban environment. Built up as a combination of ideas and experiences, Barnes brings together the most interesting aspects from different sketches rather than depicting one single moment, exploring the relationship between built environments and those who inhabit them.
Where Barnes responds to constant changes within the urban landscape, Shulkin envisions the beginning of a new illusory era, where cities have become clusters of moving dimensions, scattered in light and abstract shapes. Both artists capture the dynamic nature of cities, becoming multidimensional visions of movement and energy, reflecting the changing metropolises we are inhabiting.
Helen Shulkin (b. Belarus) is an emerging artist based in Hamburg, Germany. A graduate of the classical art school, Molodechno, in 2001 she finished a Fine Art and Drawing degree at the Belarusian State University Minsk under professor Shikulov, and since 2015 has lived and worked in Germany. In 2021 Helen founded New Belarus Art non-profit UG to promote emerging Belarusian Artists.
Jeanette Barnes (b. 1961, Lancashire) studied BA Hons Fine Art at Liverpool Polytechnic 1980-83, post-graduate painting Royal Academy Schools 1984-87 and MA printmaking Royal College of Art 1987-89, awarded John Moores, Henry Moore and Richard Ford scholarships. Exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Hunting Group, Drawings For All, Cleveland Drawing Biennale and Jerwood Drawing. Her work is represented in public, corporate and private collections.
A great programme of events will accompany the exhibition (with just a couple detailed below), so save the dates and be sure to join us!
Thursday 31 March 7 – 8pm
Drawing upon her own experiences of sketching cities worldwide, Jeanette Barnes’ urban sketch workshop explores the importance of mark making, creating drawings from imagery and film full of atmosphere and life, and capturing the energy of our bustling cityscapes.
All materials will be provided and no experience necessary.
Moving Cities Finissage
Friday 8 April 6 – 9pm
Join us for a late opening and Finissage party to see The Old Chapel by night, with music inspired by the energy of the city with DJ Tim Hall.
Venue and dates
Moving Cities: a changing metropolis will be the inaugural exhibition at The Old Chapel, marking a new and exciting future for the gallery.
23rd March – 8th April 2022 | Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
The Old Chapel
27-33 Malham Road
London SE23 1AH
All other times by appointment, please email us to arrange at [email protected]
Summer Graduate Show
5 – 20 August 2022
13A Shad Thames
London SE1 2PU
WEDS – SAT 12pm – 5pm
CLOSED THURS 18th and FRI 19th