Thursday, 24 May 2012

Leabank Square Resident Artist Kiera James Exhibition

Cafs and Canals: An Exhibition with Kiera James and Tom Hurley

Many of us know Kiera for her stunning garden in the courtyard - but now you can see another of her many talents down in Stour Space. Some of us were lucky to see her exhibition over the canal in John Lewis - but now it's just a short stroll along the canal to see even more amazing photos.

Please do yourself a favour and check this out:

Stour Space presents ‘Cafs and Canals’, an exhibition of photography by Kiera James and Tom Hurley.
Time Out's ‘First Thursdays’ Top 5 exhibitions for June.
Private View: Thursday 7th June 2012 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Opening Hours: 8th June – 21st June 9:00am – 5:00pm (Sun to Weds) 9:00am – 11:00pm (Thurs to Sat)
Lower Lea Exposures – Kiera James
‘Lower Lea Exposures’ is a series of images documenting the regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley in east London in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics. Realised in 2010, the images capture a fleeting moment in time as the construction begins to change the face of the area forever. The double exposures were taken on a Diana+ ‘toy’ camera and reflect on the transformations taking place and the relationship between the industrial, natural and historical. The results are somewhat fragmented yet dreamy photographs that encourage the viewer to take a step back and reflect on the area’s ambiguous beauty.
Kiera James is an artist with a background in documentary photography, and draws on this tradition in her fine-art based practice. She completing a BA (Hons) in Photography at the University of East London in 2010 and is currently doing an MA in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art.
Small Shops – Tom Hurley
The series serves as a record of the dwindling world of small, independent shops. These unique spaces exist in harmony with their surroundings and maintain a strong sense of place. Many of the owners ‘wear’ their shops like overcoats – the businesses being almost an extension of themselves.
Tom is a professional photographer and a born and bred East Londoner. Born into a family of dock workers, he has spend most of his adult life here. He originally trained in Fine Art, studying at Central College of Art and Hornsey College of Arts and Crafts before developing his career in photography.

3 comments:

Matt said...

Good luck Kiera!

Could you let us all know which days you'll be there as well, so that we can congratulate you personally.

Anna said...

Hi Kiera. We'd also love to hook up with you at your exhibit. Are there any pics of Leabank in the show? See you there.

Kiera James said...

Hi, just saw these lovely comments! I'll be there for the opening, the eve of the 7th. And yes, there are a couple of photos of Leabank Square - I'm doing a series on trash, which you can see here: http://kierajames.com/2012/05/28/preview-of-new-work-for-cafs-and-canals-exhibition/, and there's a couple shots of litter in the square that I took before it was cleared away (After photographing litter on the street all over Hackney and the City, it makes me realise how clean Leabank Square is! I just couldn't resist photographing the few pieces I did spot).