Janie Kidston ‘When the clouds drop down, I just find myself in a fog’
1 May – 30 May at BEARSPACE, 152 Deptford High Street, SE4 1SZ
Open Wednesdays - Saturdays 10.00 - 18.00
There will be a closing drinks event in association with SLAM Fridays on Friday 29 May 18.30 - 20.30
BEARSPACE are pleased to present the debut solo exhibition by Janie Kidston.
This show entitled ‘When the clouds drop down, I just find myself in a fog’ presents new work by Kidston after the success of her recent show at Camberwell College of Art (UAL) and subsequent awards and exhibitions. Kidston is interested in the broad topic of ‘landscape’, in particular the ways in which we base on our knowledge of unfamiliar territories on the medium of photography and our reliance on its ability to act as a surrogate for first hand experience. This body of work explores ideas of scale and transience in the fictitious yet visually familiar desolate Northern landscape. It exploits photography’s ability to document evolving histories and to capture the ephemeral. The resulting images being a means of offering a legacy of an event and questioning the deceptive role of the camera.
This new work which includes large digital prints and small drawings is the result of the University of the Arts 'Alumni Bursary Award' awarded on graduation. The artist was selected for 'ASSEMBLY', the University of the Arts annual alumni show that toured to Tokyo in November 2014. She was recently a prize- winner in the US based Dave Bown Projects 9th Semi-annual Competition.