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Sonya Patel Ellis / The Story Within
Thu 4 June, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BSTFree
Join artist, writer and editor Sonya Patel Ellis on 4 June 6.30pm to 8.30pm for the official opening of the Forest Gate leg of her exhibition The Story Within, winner of the Rosetta Art Centre’s RELAY Platform competition 2015.
Artworks, previously exhibited as The Earth Laughs in Flowers in local cafe CoffeE7 April 2014, include a Herbarium Wall of pressed flower specimens grown in Ellis’ garden over the course of a year; a tribute to the Upper Cut Club – a former E7 hub – where Jimi Hendrix penned the lyrics to the legendary song Purple Haze; a musical map based on a field study of Michaelmas daisies in Forest Gate and the E7#9 Purple Haze chord; and a series of pressed flowers juxtaposed with the pages of the art books used to press them.
Each piece of work links with the next, creating a winding narrative that crosses aesthetics, history, myth, geography, music, nature and gardening. By placing these works in the company of books, the sanctuary of the library and the fellowship of the reader, they take on a new meaning – that of art as story maker. The exhibition runs from 18 May until 7 August 2015 (Monday-Saturday, 9.30pm to 5.30pm; Thursday until 8.30pm) before moving onto its final leg at Stratford Library (17 August to 6 November 2015).
There will be a series of free events and workshops associated with this exhibition including an artist Q&A at The Gate Library on 21 July 2015.
- London postcode (first part)
- E7 0QH
- London Borough
- The Gate Library
4-20 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate
London, Greater London E7 0QH United Kingdom + Google Map
- 020 8430 3838