Eccentric Spaces

Completed: 2015 Client: Foyles Artist: Alastair Gordon, Flea Folly Architects, Jane Ward, Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup, Lucinda Metcalfe, Natasha Kissell, Olivia Jade Savage, Patrick Raimondi Taylor, Reginald Aloysius, Suzanne Moxhay, Victoria Arney
Location: The Gallery at Foyles
Services: The Gallery at Foyles

Eccentric Spaces is an exhibition of selected artworks drawn from the collection of Deptford based BEARSPACE Gallery, Curated by Futurecity.  The title is a reference to the book of the same title by Robert Harbison. The book is a lesson in seeing and sensing the manifold forms created by the mind for its own pleasure. Brilliantly learned, deliberately remote in form from conventional scholarship, Eccentric Spaces is a magical book, an intellectual adventure, a celebration.

In Harbison’s book – as in this exhibition – the subject is the human imagination, and the mysterious interplay between the imagination and the spaces it has made for itself to live in: neglected gardens, abandoned rooms, brooding buildings, uncanny forests, fictional topographies, outmoded technologies and lost architectures. Some spaces are real, some are imaginary. Many are somewhere in-between the two.

6th February – 6th March 2015

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"To put the world on one sheet of paper - maps are the most condensed humanized spaces of all."

Robert Harbison | Eccentric Spaces | MIT Press 1977


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