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Portrait of Heroes

“PORTRAIT OF HEROES”
Heath Kane
24th March – 7th April 2018
Opening party: Fri 23rd March 6-9pm

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Napoleon said ‘history is written by the winners’. He might also have said ‘And painted by the rich’. The result is a gross distortion of our past.

“Portrait of Heroes” is Heath’s latest collection inspired by master painted portraits that reveals how classical art was often a means for wealthy individuals to portray their alter-ego. It playfully suggests that the classical portrait artist was the Photoshop and Instagram filter of their time.

Today we all have the ability to take selfies and live our lives through social media. But how much of what we share is real and how much are we all trying to heroise our lives?”

For this exhibition Heath released a brand new collection of 5 prints which were available to buy during the exhibition and are now also from the Atom online store.

Eat Lead – Letterpress

24th February – 17th March 2018

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This exhibition, curated by Hackney based letterpress studio Pixel Press, aims to inspire artists, designers, printers to continue
with this old tradition and bring to the fore the paramount role printers have played and continue to play in this process.

Exhibiting artists:

Alan Kitching
Andrew Areoff
Baddeley Brothers
Bunker Type
Corn Wagon Thunder
Dafi Kühne
David Vassie
Dimitri Runkkari
Double Dagger
Edwin Pickstone
Eileen Wallace / Leslie Walker Noell
Flowers & Fleurons
Julieta H. Adame
Justin Knopp / Typoretum
Luca Lattuga / Anonima Impressori
Luke Lucas
Marta Dos Santos
Mr. Smith
Mizdruk
Natalia Simal
New North Press
Novo Typo
Starshaped Press
The Print Project
Type & Press
Thomas Mayo

This exhibition was dedicated to Jim Spalding and Ken Cave, master printers and friends who occupied Atom Gallery’s site
from 1996 to 2015, under the name W.H. Jones, a printing company established in 1897 in Stoke Newington.