Opening on Thursday, May 12th 2011 from 6pm to 11pm.
Location: 65 Hanbury Street. Shoreditch. EI 5JP
London Miles is very excited to announce our next
exhibition titled ‘Literal.eyes’. An all-new group show that takes a
closer look at the content found inside the dusty book covers of iconic
written works by great literary masters. Whether inspired by a novel,
poem, or a poignant phrase from their chosen literary piece, 30 artists
from across Europe are recreating how they visually and literally
interpret their all time favourite piece of narrative into a painting.
Iconic writers whose narratives are being recreated include the all famous
children’s favourite and cartoonist Dr. Seuss to our very own national
literary hero; William Shakespeare. Artists have chosen pieces of
literature from a broad range of authors, as well as foreign writers
relevant to their home origin. Some examples include, digital painter Tom
Bagshaw who will recreate ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Shakespeare, Nom
Kinnear King paints ‘The House of Spirits’ by Isabel Allende and Camilla
D’Errico takes inspiration from the Opera “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi.
The show opens in an all new gallery space in East London!!