Liz Atkin’s work featured as part of Fragmentary Exhibition: Trees of the Brain, Roots of the Mind

October 19th — 30th (PV: 22nd, 6:30pm – 9pm)

The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 8BQ

Open daily (except Wednesday) 12pm — 6pm

“As neuroscience rapidly advances our ability to see both the brain’s ‘trees’ and its vastly intricate and diverse forests, we may find that the most beautiful landscape of all is the one within.” — Stephen J Smith (Trees of The Brain, Roots of the Mind, Dr Giorgio A. Ascoli)

We are very excited to promote Gallery artist Liz Atkin in her latest London endeavour, Compulsive Charcoal!

For Photomonth 2015 artists Antonia AttwoodLiz Atkin and Daniel Regan present an exhibition woven together by the common thread of mental health. Each artist presents works in their infancy stage, exploring the notion of trees in contrasting states as a metaphor for the mind and our emotions.

In this work, Liz Atkin creates drawings following on from her travels to Wales, Norway and Scotland. These images — drawn from memory and imagination — are produced with charcoal sourced from willow trees on the site of Bethlem Royal Hospital. Imbued with a tactile and raw sense, a witness to the life and experience of Bethlem, it now bears testimony to her own compulsions.

This exhibition is on now, so do get along if you can!