Hackney exhibition in Wanstead

The Eightyfour gallery in Nightingale Lane – up until now exclusively a photography gallery – is from this weekend hosting a show by Hackney artist Remlap.

The show includes some of the pictures above, and focus largely on city landmarks, some well known, some not. Art magazine Glass has said of the show:

The ethereal and haunting beauty of the style pervades the work and gives the viewer a unique vision of a city in a continuous state of death and rebirth. As a resident of Hackney and the now infamous Pembury estate, Remlap is a first hand witness to the violence and destruction of his local community and the tension that followed the recent riots and death of Mark Duggan. The ‘ghosts’ of the title refer to that tension and air of uncertainty. Remlap sees this as a spectre haunting the city.

The show opens on Saturday 12 November, from 2pm until 8pm, when people are invited to go along and meet the artist. The show continues until next Saturday, 19 November. More details from the gallery on 020 8530 1244.