Penny Fielding Gallery And Interiors is the new development of Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors. The established shop now has a dedicated gallery space, which hosts a new exhibition every two months.
Showcasing artists specifically who have proven to be committed, have a track record of exhibitions, and who are developing their own unique style and voice, the gallery aims not only to bring a fresh and innovative program of exhibitions to E17, but also to give emerging artists a supportive platform and structure in which to exhibit.
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Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors has championed local artists and designers for the past eight years. The new gallery aims to widen its search for emerging talent.
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- At Home with Morris – Katherine Green
4 April – 2 June
At Home with Morris is a new exhibition of an on-going project by photographer Katherine Green. This is the first time the work has been exhibited as a series.
The project is a series of intimate domestic studies about home decoration and personal taste. It focuses on the homes of William Morris admirers who have chosen to decorate their environments with his designs.
This series explores identity and taste, at a time when the predominant trend in home decoration is for minimal and ‘neutral’ design. Few other designers inspire such dedication and passion and for the majority of the homes photographed, decorating with Morris designs is an extension of personal and political beliefs.
For the past two decades, ideas of home decoration and design have radically shifted. Access to cheap simple designer furniture and style are infinitely more accessible since the opening of stores like IKEA. From the 1990’s we began seeing various formats for home decoration and property programs on the television. The trend towards creating a neutral (usually beige) canvas which other people could ‘project their personalities’ onto has become important for many when considering decorating. In contrast these images are full of personality and idiosyncrasies, and are a celebration of pattern, politics and beliefs.
I set out to make simple and quiet studies of domestic interiors but quickly became interested in some of the similarities I found between the inhabitants. They were all passionate about Morris and his beliefs, and this interest was lived out through their decoration. It reminded me of the way teenagers sometimes populate their rooms with their idols, and I wondered whether this had similarities. I enjoy meeting people who aren’t swayed by the current trends but are led by their own interests and beliefs. I love the way, there’s a total abundance of print, pattern and colour – it’s all consuming and exuberant, a statement and a commitment. To me it shows personality and passion.
Katherine Green is a social documentary photographer based in London, UK. Her work often focuses on the idea of community and what makes or bonds communities. Her work has been exhibited as part of Road to 2012 at National Portrait Gallery and she currently has an exhibition called Centre Stage at The Lowry, Salford 2(6 January 2012 – 12 May 2013). Katherine studied postgraduate photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London and Fine Art at Surrey Institute of Art & Design. Katherine is commissioned by galleries or works on personal projects which often culminate in an exhibition.
Her work has been published in Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out and she has had solo shows in London, Luton, Rugby, Scunthorpe and Wolverhampton. She has self-published two books, Wood Street, E17 and Last Days at the Dogs and is included in the National Portrait Gallery’s Road to 2012 publication.