In memory of light
Kingsgate gallery
110-116 Kingsgate Road, London NW6 2JG
5-13 March 2010

Curated around the theme ‘In memory of light’, this exhibition brings together a group of international artists showing together for the first time. With a diverse cultural heritage from all corners of the world ((London, New York, Istanbul, Cape Town, Hong Kong) – and an age range spanning forty years – a wealth of personal experience informs their work.

Their varied practice makes for an inspiring response to theme and the work shown includes a vibrant mix of painting, print, drawing, sculpture, video and installation work.
This is an exciting opportunity to experience the artists' work at a transformative point in their professional creative development.

Alexandra Valy is showing "Safe as houses II"
Working with light, shadows, projections and a recurrent window motif, Alexandra Valy has been creating atmospheric installations reminiscent of black and white German expressionist films and the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. She scratches the emulsion off used 35mm film, exposing the transparent film which she then projects, creating ‘light line drawings’ with visible scratch marks. Through this process she is playing with meditative and evocative effects, attempting to create a state of mind – or a ‘mind space’.


28 June 2010
Byam Shaw final show

Alexandra graduates from the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art.

6 May 2010

18 artists in a pop up shop exhibition near Brick Lane.

22 April 2010
Art and surveillance

The 198 gallery funds an extended version of I see for a show curated by St Martins students.

5 March 2010

Alexandra Valy co-curates an exhibition at the Kingsgate gallery.