Lynne Blackburn opened her solo exhibition of original prints at The Cauliflower Gin Palace in Seven Kings for July’s ‘Second Thursday’ event. ‘Celebrating the Familiar’ opened on Thursday 16th July and runs until 13th August. The exhibition looked fantastic in the gorgeous surroundings of the Victorian Gin Palace and received some great reviews. The show also got a photo article in the Ilford Recorder !
Here is one of the lovely reviews I recieved from a visitor to the exhibition – “Hello Lynne at pub and I’m impressed. Love the screens of shop/building fronts the layers bring much energy to the subject. I like the way one is forced to consider the space within the compositions. Your ‘Scary Steps’ piece photography can’t do justice to. I saw many literature references in those steps from Hyde to Jack the Ripper and the unfortunate today of urban living. Your circular pieces are my favourite as they remind me think of mandalas and kaleidoscope images but with far more freedom. Love the titles of the pieces just like the warning signs on the roads ‘Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke.’ The fish eye lens pieces made me think of my childhood memories half-remembered. The is a real sense of Noir for me with your stools and floor pieces the angles are like the late night stumbling of the intoxicated. Very apt for a pub. Finally ‘Waits’ is now in my pocket (I wish). I had a good look at this piece then I stepped back and the textures popped out!!!! Excellent job done and the venue really enhances the emotions your work stirred on me. Good luck in all you do. Fab venue though Proper cushty ! Kx”