Anne Krinsky’s installation of paintings, photographs, digital prints and projections takes as its subject matter the shifting riverscape and its architectural structures - embankments, piers and river stairs - between the Thames’ high and low tide lines. The work also incorporates river-related historical materials from London archives.
The artist began the project by photographing the river and its embankments over a six-month period. Using imagery excerpted from hundreds of her photographs, Krinsky has created a major body of work in several media - paintings, photographs, large-scale digital scrolls and projections.
Krinsky on her inspiration for Tide Line Thames:
I find inspiration in the geometry of architecture and the built environment. I am interested both in the geometric regularity of repeated pattern and in its disruption. I am enchanted by the architecture of the Thames’ embankments, which are etched and eroded by the tides and the passage of time. The river walls, with their worn stone and wood surfaces embellished with bright green algae, are some of London’s most beautiful structures.
Friday 9 September, 6.30pm
Tuesday 13 September , 7pm
Anne Krinsky began the project by photographing the river and its embankments over a six-month period. She will discuss her photographic and archival research for Tide Line Thames, in relation to the paintings, photographs, large-scale digital scrolls and projections on view in the gallery.
Family Drop-in : How Tastes the Thames?
Saturday 17 September, midday - 3pm
Salty, sweet, bitter, sour, pungent, aromatic? Creamy, chalky, cheesy? Fizzy, gooey, greasy? What are those bits?
Join artist Anne Krinsky at The Gallery, Thames-Side Studios for an exploration of foodstuffs, artefacts, and art about the River Thames. Learn how the Thames was used to transport food from all around the world, as well as what might be found in the river to feed the hungry hordes. Smell, touch and taste your way to making your own artwork in response to the question 'How Tastes the Thames?' at our Artists' Feasting Table.
All children must be accompanied.
Supported by an Arts Council England, MBNA Thames Clippers, Great Art, Global Art Supplies and Thames-Side Print Studio.