I would be thrilled if you could join us for a glass of wine at the Private View for Matilde Damele’s installation, Exiles, at St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London.
Drinks Reception: 17th September, 5 – 7.30 pm
St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN
(Nearest Tube Stations-Bank, Cannon St, Monument, Mansion House)
Matilde’s photographic/sculptural art works will be shown within the circular space of this beautiful church until 24th September and during the Open City weekend (21-22 September 2019). Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend each year. St Stephen Walbrook will be open and taking part in the weekend.
St Stephen Walbrook provides a particularly complementary setting for Matilde’s art works and we feel very privileged to be invited to show them here. The building has a serene magnificence, set in the round, under a dome designed by Sir Christopher Wren – the first to be built in England and the precursor to St Paul’s dome. The leaders and congregation are also no strangers to modern art; a huge stone altar carved by Henry Moore sits at the centre, surrounded by colourful tapestry kneelers designed by Patrick Heron. Also particularly apt for Matilde’s work, St Stephen Walbrook is where the Samaritans was founded by Reverend Chad Varah in 1953 (the original telephone that he used is still on display).
Matilde’s work is filled with an expressive force that explores our sense of not belonging; a humanity that is emotionally homeless and exiled from its surroundings.
We hope to see you for the opening.
Click HERE to read a preview of the show in Artlyst by Reverend Jonathan Evans