Posts Tagged ‘Saskia Wickins’

We Live In Our Dreams

COLLAGE EXHIBITION FROM GARY RUSSELL
 
EXHIBITION RUN – THURSDAY 14TH AUGUST – SUNDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2014
PRIVATE VIEW – WEDNESDAY 13TH AUGUST 2014 – 7PM
 
DALSTON SUPERSTORE
117 KINGSLAND HIGH STREET E8 2PB
 
CURATED BY SASKIA WICKINS
ASSISTANT CURATOR – EMILY BRYSON
 
The remarkable collages of Gary Russell return to the walls of Dalston Superstore, this time for his biggest solo show to date. With a cut and a paste of monochrome paper, these imaginative pieces of work will take you on a folktale journey, through the forbidden gate, down to the woods, into your dreams and beyond. 
 
Whilst attending the Cambridge School Of Art, Russell experimented with printing and the manipulation of paper. After graduating his creative digits were put aside, until a few years later when he took sanction in the medium of collage. That seemed to click and has succeeded ever since.
 
“We Live In Our Dreams” is a collection of original and re-worked pieces exploring the combination of mysticism and established imagination. Using a variety of black and white paper, photocopies, photographs and torn older works, these pieces will give a dramatic contrast to the ever-colourful atmosphere of Dalston Superstore.
 
As well as exhibiting pieces as part of a group show at Dalston Superstore, Gary Russell has also participated in projects with Art Against Knives, The Ministry of Stories and Talent House. His work has been seen internationally in New York City, Bulgaria and Vienna, as well as featured in Aesthetica, Veux and U’Niq Magazine.
 
This will be the resident curator Saskia Wickins’ 20th exhibition and she is understandably thrilled to showcase a medium so close to her heart.
 
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All press enquires please contact:
art@dalstonsuperstore.com

Dalston Screentests

DALSTON SCREENTESTS EXHIBITION
Exhibition run: February 12th – May 11th, 2014
A two-part exhibition at Dalston Superstore & Stunt Dolly
Curated By: Ryan Lanji & Saskia Wickins

This February curators Ryan Lanji & Saskia Wickins unveil a two-part exhibition celebrating some of Dalston’s cultural icons through a modern interpretation of Andy Warhol’s iconic screen tests.

Between 1964 and 1966 in his studio known as ‘The Factory’ in New York City, Andy Warhol created over five hundred screen tests featuring anyone he deemed to have ‘star potential’

These silent film portraits not only remain a testament to his eye for celebrity but acted as a time capsule for the cultural fabric of New York in the sixties.

Dalston has been an area infused with creativity due to its continuous support for art and music. Over the past years it’s undeniable that this unique district of north-east London has unknowingly had the same Warholian effect on ostracised creatives in search for a home and an outlet for their eccentricities. Landmarks such as Dalston Superstore and new additions like Stunt Dolly have championed the heritage of Dalston and understand its strength as a culturally mosaic community.

Dalston Screentests will act as a two-part exhibition inviting eight of Dalston’s most iconic creatives to Stunt Dolly hair salon where they will be captured in a screen test. The silent film portraits will then be unveiled in Stunt Dolly and continue to Dalston Superstore where screen printer Cassandra Yap will transform the short portraits into artworks fusing Warhol, Dalston and it’s championed creatives.

The exhibition will run from February 12th till May 11th and is free for the public.

 RSVP for the private view & all other enquiries to:
 art@dalstonsuperstore.com or enquiries@ryanlanji.com

 PRIVATE VIEW: ITINERARY

PART I: The Screen Tests
Feb 12th 2014 – 6-8pm at Stunt Dolly Hair Salon

PART II: The Screen Prints
February 12th 2013 – 9pm – late

RSVP TO: info@stuntdolly.com

NOTE:
The Curator’s invite the exhibition spectators to walk as a collective to the second part of the private view creating a ‘Dalston Procession’. 

BREATHE IN. BREATHE OUT

BREATHE IN. BREATHE OUT
LOUISE RILEY

EMBROIDERY BASED EXHIBITION
DALSTON SUPERSTORE

Curated by: Saskia Wickins

PRIVATE VIEW: THURSDAY 11TH JULY 2013

EXHIBITION RUN: 12TH JULY – 18TH AUGUST 2013

For all press enquiries: art@dalstonsuperstore.com

Dalston Superstore is proud to welcome artist Louise Riley with her second solo exhibition Breathe In. Breathe Out. 

It will showcase the evolution of her latest body of work including drawings, installation and sculpture that are an intersection of science-fiction and humanity. 

Riley celebrates and collaborates with the language of objects and familiar symbols, their infinite layers of meaning emboldened by her unique exploration of embroidery.

A self-taught embroidery artist; there is the essence of the outsider artist, untampered by the machine of art school and driven by an obsessive nature.

Riley believes that each stitch holds not only a DNA-like essence with the spiral running through the thread, but also a binary quality with-in the presence and absence, representing structured organic and technological information as the building blocks for the pieces. Combined with the texture and the imperfect line, holding the essence of the true wily nature of emotions, Riley feels embroidery holds everything within it. These grandiose ideas are what get her through the long hours.

Art enthusiasts will witness live performance by artists, including Riley, during the private view as they demonstrate the possibilities of transportation in the installation, ‘Teleportation Tunnel” to create seamlessness between process, the work and the spectator.  

Join Louise Riley at Dalston Superstore for Breathe In. Breathe Out on Thursday 11th July from 6pm til late.

For all press enquiries: 
Saskia Wickins
Curator of Dalston Superstore
art@dalstonsuperstore.com

Cut And Paste

CUT AND PASTE 

A GROUP EXHIBITION DISCOVERING COLLAGE 

DALSTON SUPERSTORE

EXHIBITION RUNS – THURSDAY 30TH MAY – SUNDAY 7TH JULY 2013

PRIVATE VIEW – WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 2013 – 7PM 

A brand new group exhibition comes to the bare walls of Dalston Superstore. Combining a mix of artists as carefully stuck together as the subject matter.

CUT AND PASTE will open your eyes to the world of collage. Combing artists from all walks of the artistic spectrum, including graphic designers, fine artists, art students, curators and fashion designers, bringing them altogether to create an exhibition that has been long in the making. 

For curator Saskia Wickins, collage has always been a niggling obsession. Having a fascination with the Dada movement and most artists involved including Max Ernst and Robert Rauschenberg. Wickins has finally had the chance to explore what happens when you combine an assortment of artists with a subject so broad as collage. 

Collage has the ability of showing a position and time of society due to the nature of collecting ephemera often from ones everyday surrounding. With this brings a confused boundary between 2D and 3D allowing freedom within the work.

18 artists have been asked to contribute towards this exhibition; each of these artists work with collage but come to deal with the subject matter from entirely different angles. Including photography, digital construction and good old-fashioned paper on paper.

Andrew Bever, Naomi Bird, Yasemin Crouch, Shafiq Dad, Georgia Gendall, Calvin Holbrook, Christa Joo Hyun, Anne Lacheiner Kuhn, Alex Noble, Sami Noir, Ewa Obrochta, Joshua Parker, Steven Quinn, Loulou Reloulou, Ryan Riddington, Gary Russell, Sidonie Zou-Zou Roberts and Saskia Wickins. 

Join us for the Private View this Wednesday 29th May from 7pm.

For more information: art@dalstonsuperstore.com

Creative Pane

CREATIVE PANE

THURSDAY 8TH MARCH 2012 – SUNDAY 15TH APRIL 2012

PRIVATE VIEW – WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2012 – 7PM – ONWARDS

Next week sees a new exhibition takeover the walls of Superstore. Beginning on Thursday 8th March and running all the way through to Sunday 15th April, Creative Pane is the debut curation by Saskia Wickins. Featuring fantastic local artists such as Alex Noble, Anna Bruder, Moses Power and Jonas Ranson, who, amongst others were given a recycled window pane as a starting point.

Saskia tells us, “Using the concept of a view through an open window, this exhibition invites the audience to explore and peer into the unique undisclosed landscape of a studio space. Giving an exceptional insight into the environment of creative process and practice, and the exhibiting artists visual manifestation of this concept.

These windows come in all different shapes and sizes, emphasizing the concept of individual space and vision. With the initial starting point of the window frame, each of the artists have been asked to produce the personal character and style of their studio space. Giving outsiders a chance to witness studio life where anything and everything can serve as inspiration. These representations will be as surreal, abstract, conceptual or documentary as desired by the artist.”

With 16 different artists, designers, stylist, photographers, set designers and illustrators on show, each individual window frames will take their spot to transform the walls of Dalston Superstore and provide an exclusive insight into their creative space and mind.

For more information:

www.gallerysuperstore.blogspot.com