Recent work by Gillian on display at this new florist/plant/maker’s shop alongside etchings by Carla Oxlade.

“The buildings and structures that surround us form the everyday landscapes of our lives. They constitute a visual record of our existence and act as a reminder of our temporality. I am interested in the way we respond to these landscapes and I am curious about whose actions and decisions shape them, how people appraise and value them, seek to protect them or change them.

I construct and paint inspired by the layering I observe and see symmetry in using ‘recycled’ house paint; paint left over from other people’s DIY projects that perhaps retains something of their optimism.

The pieces displayed here are part of an ongoing thread of work exploring shopfronts, that I began in response to high street regeneration schemes, undertaken in Waltham Forest in connection to the 2012 Olympic Games. I recognise the allure of cheerful, choreographed homogeneity, yet prize unplanned iterations of colour, shape and form.”

Venue: 226 Francis Road, Leyton, E10 6NQ

Address: Edie Rose

Dates and times:
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday 10am-7pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-3pm

Venue accessibility: TBC

Artist’s contact:

www.gillianswan.co.uk
gilliancswan@gmail.com


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