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Ithaka

380 Old Street
London EC1V 9LT
United Kingdom
October 3rd, 2008 - October 12th, 2008
Opening: October 3rd, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://76.12.250.57/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
shoreditch, hoxton
EMAIL:  
frontdoor@shoreditchtownhall.org.uk
PHONE:  
(020) 7739 6176
TAGS:  
photography, landscape

DESCRIPTION

Concrete + Glass is pleased to present ITHAKA, an exhibition of new photographs by Los Angeles based artist Alexandra Hedison.

Structured around journeys, Hedison’s work addresses themes of loss, transition, and recovery as she photographs in various locations around the world searching for each site’s complex identity.

Using the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest as an illustration of the internal odyssey that comes with change, Hedison formed the body of work titled ITHAKA, inspired by C.P. Cavafy’s poem of the same name. In the poem Cavafy begins by offering a piece of advice: “As you set out for Ithaka, pray that the road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery .” For Hedison, this series of photographs is not a literal portrayal of the forest but rather an attempt to chart and in fact document the process of personal growth. Using the forest as a metaphor, Hedison’s work illustrates the journey from a recognisable place to one that is unfamiliar, in fact presenting the individual’s journey through life itself.

Her work has previously been shown at the Rose Gallery in Santa Monica, California, and at the White Room Gallery in Los Angeles. All of the photographs exhibited are Chromogenic prints on Kodak Endura Archival Paper and mounted on aluminium .

Concrete + Glass is a unique event showcasing some of the best talent in music and contemporary art. It takes the creative hub of Shoreditch and the East End as its inspiration. [Art projects will continue on, running into Frieze weekend and late October]. Tapping into the unique infrastructure of spaces in the East End, the art strand will feature over 30 projects in disused warehouses, outdoor spaces and empty shops in collaboration with curators, artists and galleries. Heart of Glass , a show of new, site-specific work by 25 artists in Shoreditch Town Hall’s basement, is the hub of the arts projects. The art line up has been put together by independent curator and Concrete + Glass co-Director of Art, Flora Fairbairn, in conjunction with Paul Hitchman [co-Director of Art].

Alexandra Hedison’s exhibit, ITHAKA, is sponsored by Barclays Capital.

For further information and images please contact:

claire.lewis@barclayscapital.com

press@hedison.com

www.hedison.com

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