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Wayne Chisnall at A Gothic Story

Wayne Chisnall's sculptures feature in a new group show "A Gothic Story" at Shoreditch Town Hall Basement from 26th June to 6th July 2008.
The slightly dilapidated venue creates a wonderfully atmospheric setting that compliments the gothic nature of the work.
Wayne's sculptures that will be exhibited in the show include The City – a mobile museum of the macabre; Nail Box – a piece that draws influence from African fetish pieces; and Sleeping Beauty Box – a box with a dream-like interior.
Other artists in the show are David Yates, Elizabeth S Clark, Gloria John & Michael Turner, Hedy Esmail, Jonathan Waller, Karen Neill, Katherine Skeldon, Naheed Raza, Oscar Murillo, Suzanne Hobbs and Teresa Mills.
Wayne comments: "The term 'gothic' can mean different things to different people. For this show I chose to exhibit pieces that explore the term on various levels. For example, The City is such a detailed sculpture that it naturally invites the viewer to form their own narrative. Everyone draws their own story from it – from perceiving it to be a fairytale castle to worrying that it is a nightmarish prison."
Teresa Mills, Curator, comments: "Influenced by my own emotive thoughts and research on my French Huguenot and English silk weaver ancestry, I then opened that wider for other artists to come in and brought twelve artists together to tell a gothic story in experimental work in sculpture, film, photography and sound."
Private View:
Wednesday 25th June, 6-8.30pm
Public talk:
Thursday 3rd July, 7pm, Mayor's Parlour.
Talk by Harriet Harriss MA (RCA), ARB Art & Architecture Historian
Open to public:
Thursday 26th June – Sunday 6th July 2008
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT



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