Something in the Attic is thrilled to introduce Back to Front, a two-person exhibition of drawings by Nettie Wakefield and Edward Haslam. Both artists have worked in conjunction for the first time to produce a new body of figurative portraits revealing the front and back of their subjects. Nettie’s work captures a focused representation of the back of the head, a lucid snapshot of reality, whilst Edward’s work subtly subverts reality, exploring an area of the face that is disconnected from the figure. The collaboration brings vigour to their respective style, as they play off one another’s ideas in a dialogue that runs through this series of drawings. The intriguing range of subjects who sat for the artists will be revealed in the exhibition. Some were brief encounters, formed on a bus or at a café; others have a longstanding history with the artists.
The opening night will include a live soundtrack to the art and space by producer Nick Hadfield, who is working with both artists to draw out musical influences to their work. Subsequently, sound will be programmed for the entirety of the seven-day exhibition which takes place at the Nancy Victor Gallery, a quaint space in the heart of Fitzrovia, Central London. Proceeds from the art sales will be donated to Kith & Kids (no. 1080972) who provide activities, opportunities and support for people with learning disabilities or autism.
For more information, and a biography of Nettie and Edward download our: Press Release.
Private View on Thursday 5th December 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition runs from 6th December 2013 until 12th December 2013
Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm and Saturday, 12pm to 6pm
At Nancy Victor Gallery, 6 Charlotte Place, London, W1T 1SG
Please RSVP for the private view: firstname.lastname@example.org.