Artists from Britain and abroad exhibit their cityscapes, writes Amie Mulderrig

A tale of many cities

A tale of many cities

First published in Highlights East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Features Writer

Cities, like people, have their stories.

Loved or deserted, they never fail to provoke a reaction.

Silent testaments to human endeavour and social intelligence, they form a collective view, which tends to be interpreted by focusing on a certain aspect of its being.

It may even be acceptable to think that cityscape art is a reflection of oneself.

Cities, like people, grow, age and develop. However, their lifespan is unrivalled to that of their inhabitants. Driven by social tendencies, their transition from generation to generation is often perceived as seamless. But this facade cannot be further from the truth.

Walthamstow’s Tokarska Gallery seeks to explore these ideas in its first annual show Cities: All Dimensions.

For the exhibition, a group of national and international artists will use their pieces to tell their stories, united by the subject matter of the ever-changing, infinitely fascinating and disarmingly captivating urban formations.

“Tokarska Gallery’s first call for entries for its annual exhibition Cities: All Dimensions attracted the very best of the emerging artists working in this genre,” says curator Nadiya Pavliv-Tokarska, gallery art director.

“With submissions from the USA, China, Japan, Europe and nationwide, it proved to be an arduous process to select the works.”

The result is a selection of hugely differing, expressive pieces from artists including Stuart Jones, Jemma Gunning, William Stok, Jeff Pullen, Julie Steward and Tony Berkman.

In Cities: All Dimensions is exhibiting at Torkarska Gallery, Forest Road, London, until February 24.

Details: 020 8531 5419, www.tokarskagallery.co.uk or

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