What is Urban? New exhibition opening at Brixton East

Written by on 25 February, 2015 in Features - 1 Comment
Pinioned. Painting by Marnie Pitts

Pinioned. Painting by Marnie Pitts

What is Urban runs from 26 February until 11 March at Brixton East and  features 35 artists from the South London Women Artists Collaborative. It is curated by Kate Bowe, Liz Charsley-Jory, Reema Dreaming and Pat Keay.

Marnie Pitts is one of the artists exhibiting and describes her paintings as exploring “the constraints of urban development on an individuals nature and spirit. How it binds and envelops us and the creatures we share this world with. These paintings are meant as a reminder that this urban world around us is of our own making.”

In my paintings and drawings I like to consider why we create cities, buildings, roads and vehicles? Why do we surround ourselves with these modern materials? Why do we choose to live in these spaces?  We embed ourselves inside of our creations, live in them, yet endlessly yearn to be reconnected with nature, so how do we go about that?

In the Grip. Painting by Marnie Pitts

In the Grip. Painting by Marnie Pitts

Other artists in the exhibition have made work about – sky glow at night, light and life and music spilling out from bars into streets, crowds, traffic congestion, views from bus windows, anonymity, concrete, weeds in cracks of buildings and pavements and an overworked and overused landscape that bears the scars of centuries of human passage.

Find out more about the exhibition here

Private View: Thursday 26th February 6:30-9pm Time: Feb 26 2015 at 11:00 AM – Mar 11 2015 at 05:00 PM Location Brixton East SW9 7JF

About the Author

A lover of high art, low art and everything in between, Ruth loves an excuse to meet artists and unravel the stories of Brixton today. Ruth specialises in interviewing artists, makers, comedians and performers for the Blog and the Bugle, as well as profiling our architecture, pubs and places of historical significance.

One Comment on "What is Urban? New exhibition opening at Brixton East"

  1. Emma Tubmen 2 March, 2015 at 10:18 am ·

    Wonderful work by Marnie Pitts

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