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Emily Allchurch - Grand Tour l & ll - Homages to Soane Installation
Installation of Grand Tour l & ll - Homages to Soane (after Gandy) by Emily Allchurch at Sir John Soane's Museum
Emily Allchurch Artwork in The Foyle Space at Sir John Soane's Museum
Installation of Grand Tour by Emily Allchurch in The Foyle Space at Sir John Soane's Museum
Installation of Architectural Capricci by Emily Allchurch
Installation of Architectural Capricci by Emily Allchurch at Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum hosts a striking presentation of three works by esteemed artist Emily Allchurch in the Foyle Space. Her practice involves the contemporary re-creation of historic artworks using a complex technique of digital collage of her own original photography.

Emily will exhibit pieces closely inspired by significant works in the Museum’s collections: Public and Private Buildings Executed by Sir John Soane between 1780 and 1815 (1818) and Architectural Visions of Early Fancy (1820), both by J.M. Gandy; as well as Piranesi’s Imaginary View of the Ancient Intersection of the Via Appia and Via Ardentina, Rome (1756).

Emily Allchurch’s Grand Tour: In Search of Soane (after Gandy) 2012, and Grand Tour II: Homage to Soane after Gandy (2017) will be shown together for the first time, and celebrate the legacy of Sir John Soane. Each is a reworking of Soane’s built’ and unbuilt’ projects by his architectural illustrator Joseph Gandy.

All works were produced as Duratran Prints at Genesis Imaging.

Emily Allchurch: Visions of Architectural Fancy

16 May – 26 Aug 2018

Sir John Soanes’ Museum London

13 Lincoln In Fields

London

WC2A 3BP

 

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About Emily:

Born in the Channel Islands in 1974, divides her time between London and her home in Hastings, East Sussex. She trained as a sculptor, receiving a First Class (Hons.) degree in Fine Art from the Kent Institute of Art & Design – Canterbury in 1996, and an MA from the Royal College of Art in 1999. Since then, she has established an international reputation for her complex photographic images output as backlit transparency works. Her practice creates a dialogue between historical artworks and the present day, using hundreds of photographs, always taken herself, and a seamless digital collage technique to re-create the original old master painting or print in a contemporary idiom. Allchurch has exhibited regularly in solo and group shows in the UK and internationally, including the USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy and Germany.