First Thursdays 6th March 6-9pm
By appointment only, Mon - Fri 10am-6pm
Darren MacPherson is an artist whose vibrant figurative work offers a subtle complexity surrounding the human condition. Working in acrylics, spray paint, oil pastel and crayon his work recalls personal territories that range from his city environment to his family history. Indian, Japanese and urban influences are prominent, along with intricate tattoo like motifs. Loose brushwork and layering inform his constant hunt for the perfect expression of a character.
Macpherson's work has been included in prestigious events such as FLAGSTOP in LA, The Other Art Fair in London and the 2011 ‘National Open Art Exhibition’, judged by Gavin Turk, are cementing MacPherson’s name as an artist with a growing reputation.
Laura Fishman's artistic vision is to connect with the viewer through the language of colour and paint, and to convey her experiences. Her abstract canvases are scumbled, dripped and poured - full of energy, and glowing with colour. With a deeply intuitive approach, opaque and translucent layers are worked until the results produce surfaces that are beautifully textured, sublimely multi-coloured and visually engaging.
Fishman graduated from the State University of New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, where she studied figurative and abstract painting. She continued her studies in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and earned her MA Fine Art at Middlesex University in London. Laura is founder of Creative Drawing Studio in North London and a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator.
LimeWharf is a Hackney-based cultural innovation hub & artistic laboratory on Regent’s Canal. Located in the heart of East London’s creative quarter on Vyner St, this innovative and experimental centre welcomes both artists and scientists to collaborate in residencies, think tanks gatherings and stimulating exhibitions.
Founded by creative radical, Thomas Ermacora, the space aims to engage with the public and local communities through a series of participatory exhibitions and sensory events tackling various and diverse topics ranging from DIY ethics and sustainable practises to cutting-edge technologies. In early 2014, Ermacora will also open a maker space to host incubation sessions for open source design solutions using distributed manufacturing applicable in developing context.
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