Saturday 5 September 2015

To mark the end of her residency at The Experimental Studios, London-based artist Kirsty Harris is opening her studio to the public and will be present to discuss her work. The event, From this Crude Lab, is on Saturday 5 September from 2pm with the closing celebration from 5-7pm.



Harris has spent the last ten weeks developing her practice based around the imagery and data collected on nuclear tests. Creating oil paintings on linen and glass, cyanotypes, short films, silverpoint and carbon paper drawings, she has used the space and time provided to step up in scale whilst still keeping a strong element of experimentation. Creating oil paintings on linen and glass, cyanotypes, short films, silverpoint and carbon paper drawings, she has used the space and time provided to step up in scale whilst still keeping a strong element of experimentation.

‘From this Crude Lab’ is taken from an anonymous short poem bandied round Los Alamos leading up to the first atomic test, Trinity: “From this crude lab that spawned a dud. Their necks to Truman’s ax uncurled. Lo, the embattled savants stood, and fired the flop heard around the world.”

Harris has shown with galleries including Transition Gallery, Lubomirov / Angus Hughes, The Tetley, Vulpes Vulpes, Aldeburgh Lookout Tower and William Morris Gallery. Whilst on this residency Harris created a Tranzine publication in conjunction with Transition Gallery. Now we are all sons of bitches will launch at The London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery on 10 September 2015.

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The event will also be the last chance to see the exhibition ‘Ten’ celebrating the tenth anniversary of the opening of the gallery, showcasing the work of nineteen international artists represented by Vane.