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Wall Talk, an exhibition by The London Group Solo Show Award-Winner

Uprising (detail), 2011, surface lifted from pillars.

Exhibition preview

WALL Talk is Maya Ramsay’s debut solo show. Ramsay won The London Group Solo Show Award and her award show takes place at The Cello Factory, London from April 26 to May 4, 2014.

Ramsay will be showing work that uses her unique technique of lifting off the top layer of surfaces from historically and politically significant buildings and re-presenting them.

These works are intriguing and beautiful yet speak of horror and atrocities. Made in response to unspecified armed conflicts taking place around the world and the universal cost of war to civilians, they reference the idea of walls as witnesses and the use of walls as weapons.

Alongside Wall Talk, the critically acclaimed Station X exhibition will also be shown, in which Ramsay and three other artists document the derelict buildings of Bletchley Park used by the Code-breakers during World War Two.

Station X offers a multi-sensory insight into the previously unseen buildings of one of Britain’s most important historical sites and captures the visual and aural histories imbued in the fabric of the disused buildings, before they are lost due to renovation.

The exhibition includes work made from surfaces lifted from the walls of the buildings, recordings of sounds produced by and within the decaying buildings and photographic and filmed documentation of the buildings.

Station X was first shown at MK Gallery project space in 2012 and Alan Turing’s hut at the Bletchley Park Museum 2012-13.

For more information on Station X visit www.mayaramsay.co.uk/bletchley-park-project and for more on Maya Ramsay’s work visit www.mayaramsay.co.uk/.

Times: 12 – 6pm daily.

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ