Fascinating exhibition on Harlow set to open
Lifestyle / Thu 9th Jan 2014 am31 10:01am
AN EXHIBITION of the work of artist, James Smith is set to be launched tonight (Jan 9th) at the Gibberd Gallery.
Harlow is the third architectural context surveyed by artist James Smith as part of London Overspill. Having already taken in the hybrid cityscapes of Luton and Hatfield, London Overspill examines how the built environment has mutated as new layers of meaning and utility have been added, and as it has been adapted by those living in and using it. Smith presents un-noticed landscapes through his forensic and unforgiving lens.
A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, James Smith has an encyclopaedic photographic knowledge of the varied building styles and materials, which are a defining architectural characteristic of much of post war urban Britain. Commissioned by UH Galleries, James has been closely observing and photographing Harlow and surrounding post-war Britain towns producing a picture of these environs which will be unfamiliar even to people who have lived in the towns all their lives.
The exhibition runs until January 30th.