The exhibition ran from 6 October to 3 November 2019 at the Lake Gallery, Southwark Park, London.
The exhibition brought together work by over 50 local artists. Some of the works went back to the early years of the group’s existence; some were from the artists’ current practice. Each of the works had been selected by the artist to reflect upon their membership of the BAG and how their practice had developed during that period: reconsidering, reconstructing and reinventing.
Karin put one work into this exhibition:
IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
Background to this work:
Kings’ Stairs Garden in Rotherhithe was beautifully landscaped with a retaining wall of sawn- off tree trunks running alongside Fulford Street. This street leads directly to the river Thames. Time passed and by and by some of the tree trunks were vandalized: fire was set to them – hence the dark charcoal-black look. Here are the urban opposites: creativity to enhance the urban environment and actions to deface and destroy and yet through the later daubing of luminous blue paint creating, by default, something oddly beautiful. She has tried to capture this process as well as referencing the Thames foreshore at Bermondsey.
In the Eye of the Beholder
Multiples of one photograph on sprayed MDF board
w 85 cm x h 116 cm
Framed under glass
This work has been previously exhibited in the South London Women Artists’ show What is Urban? at the Brixton East Gallery in 2015.
Here is a link to an article in The Weekender