Katie Eleanor: Saint Wanderer’s Hospital

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Friday, 22 April 2016 to Saturday, 28 May 2016
Opening: 
Thursday, 21 April 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

MMX Gallery presents two solo shows featuring Katie Eleanor and Harry Conway, both of whom are recent photography graduates from the University of Westminster and London College of Communication respectively.

Gallery Two

Katie Eleanor: Saint Wanderer’s Hospital

Saint Wanderer's Hospital depicts a fictional tale birthed from the artist's inherent need to find splendour in the idea of sickness.

Rooted first from her own words, Katie used the idea of illustrating as a form of personal art therapy by immersing herself in the realm of the otherworldly characters. Every aspect of each scene was created by Katie alone, from building and designing the sets to printing and hand-colouring the final images. In this act, over the year long course of the projects creation, the artist managed to make certain turmoil in her personal life bearable. 

In the world of the hospital, the artist adapts the role of medical photographer - creating accurate portraits of each character's condition as a record for the hospitals future use. 

The final series comprises of 8 'specimen cased' photographic prints and a 9 minute Super 8 film that is subtitled by the artist's original fictions tale.

‘The nurses report that the patient is suffering from frequent delusions, manifesting themselves in a bird song which is howled from his bed. The anaesthetic is administered. As he drifts he sees Bluebird and Lover; Lover fleets, and Bluebird falls.

A hospital, a reigning, Mother Nightingale’s sanctuary.’

Birthed from the anxious need to find splendour in the idea of sickness, Saint Wanderer’s Hospital tells the story of eight unearthly patients and the process of their rehabilitation.

 

Please check the separate listing for Harry Conway show in Gallery 1

Artist: 

Katie Eleanor

Katie Eleanor is a photographic artist based in London.  Her practice revolves largely around illustrating fictional narratives. Using analog photography, the resulting black and white prints are then meticulously hand-coloured. She graduated with First Class BA (hons) Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster (2012-2015). Katie's work has received press by associations such as Yahoo/Flickr and The Royal Photographic Society, and her fashion stories have been published by magazines such as Notion and Pigeons & Peacocks.

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Notes for Editors

For further exhibition, press and sales enquires please contact the gallery: info@mmxgallery.com

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8692 6728

Visitor Information

Opening Times during exhibition: Wednesday – Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 12-6pm and by appointment

Nearest stations: New Cross, New Cross Gate, Deptford Bridge, Deptford

Parking space available outside the gallery

Getting to us:

It’s very easy! New Cross, Zone 2 (walk to the gallery 2 min)

Southeastern trains from London Bridge to New Cross (7 min)

London Overground: New Cross (2 min walk) and New Cross Gate (10 min walk), Zone 2, DLR Deptford Bridge (8 min walk), Zone 2
Buses: 53, 453, 177, 225 to New Cross Station and 136, 436, 321, 21, 171, 172 to Marquise of Granby pub (5 min walk)

Telephone: 
+44 (0) 20 8692 6728
Other Contact: 

+44 (0) 7944 677 511

Venue: 

MMX is a contemporary photography gallery based in London, exhibiting established and emerging artists.

Housed in a Victorian building, the gallery retains much of the buildings history and architectural heritage.

Opened in September 2014, the gallery welcomed site- specific, artist-led projects and curators into their space. 2016 will see the MMX exhibition programme focusing exclusively on photography and related media practices.

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