The Long Memory – 18 May to 29 June 2013

The latest artwork at Slate is a group show, entitled “The Long Memory”. This is a collaboration between three artists – Benjamin Fox, Richard King and James Self – and leads up to a show at The Stone Space, where you’ll be able to see more between 13-30 June.

They describe their work as follows:

“Painting, sculpture and photography from three East London artists. Taking the 1952 film The Long Memory as a starting point for this collaboration, the work responds to the ever-changing habitat and industry of the capital, fuelled by urban wanderings and perambulations. With a shared interest in the history and development of London and its environs, the artists seek to invoke the city’s past lives, while responding to its modern existence.”

Each artist has taken one of the windows at Slate to provide a teaser of their work for the Stone Space show. James displays paintings of urban settings such as Hackney Marsh and West Ham Station; Richard exhibits sculptures of shapes inspired by V&A patterns, blown up large; and Ben has created sculptures from material he has found on the shoreline. Real variety, arising from a common theme.

The artists also have a website:

Have a look as you pass Church Lane! Contact details for the artists are provided next to their work.