Laura Oldfield Ford: Transmissions from a Discarded Future


Managed to pop into Hales Gallery today to catch the final day of Laura Oldfield Ford's show, 'Transmissions from a Discarded Future'. Oldfield Ford's delicate, yet bitingly political ballpoint drawings of mundane scenes of abandoned housing estates, deserted tower blocks, derelict shopping arcades, advertisements and tall billboard posters are hugely powerful and distinctive. Taking their cue from the August riots, they fizzle with anger, casting a new light on the forgotten corners of the urban landscape.



[Images: Transmissions from a Discarded Future #1, 2011, Ink on Tyvek, 239.5x169cm and Transmissions from a Discarded Future #1, 2011, Ink on Tyvek, 239.5x169cm by Laura Oldfield Ford, via Hales Gallery]

4 comments:

16 January 2012 at 00:39 canvas prints said...

such a brilliant post, wow

29 February 2012 at 17:17 Rebecca said...

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20 October 2015 at 10:22 hou said...

yet bitingly political ballpoint drawings of mundane scenes of abandoned housing estates, deserted tower blocks, derelict shopping arcades.
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