Chelsea Library supports and encourages local artists to display their
work to a wide audience.
Henry W.Targowski, Christian Legnar, Manuela de Silva, and
Marjan Zahed Kindersley will be exhibiting their adventurous work at the
Chelsea Library 8th Jan until 13th Jan 2007.
The exhibition is entitled: "MMCHD". Marjan Zahed Kindersley has been a
Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since 2003.
French/Portuguese photographer, Manuela de Silva's work penetrates to
the core of
alienation, loneliness and deep human emotion. Her intense and
emotional work, wrought
from her own personal feelings and experience - living and working in
London - create a
myriad of similar associations for her viewers. 'I hope that viewers
will recognize aspects of
themselves in my subjects and be able to reflect on the nature of
contemporary city life,' she
The subjects of this unique view of the city and contemporary city life
complexities of love. 'I want to show how individuals interact with
each other, and I hope
that my work conveys the conflicting forces of fear and desire in
trying to find love and
This subtle collection succeeds in capturing the power of emotion both
in the portrayal of
the lone character and by embalming inanimate things with human
emotion. They radiate a
rare subtlety of emotion and a haunting atmosphere hovering between
fear and desire.
Christian Legnar is redefining the
term Public Artist in as much as he not only works on ideas for
spaces, but he works on them publicly, actively inviting the audience
to partake in the creation. Consequentially for Chelsea Library he will
not be exhibiting a finished piece, but the process of creating one, so
he will be working on a sculpture during the
duration of the exhibition.
The core of the idea for this work is a tongue-in-cheek view at the secret
life of IKEA furniture. It is about trying to find answers for questions
noone was ever interested in asking, like what are Poang, the chair and
Trissa the CD-rack up to together, when noone is watching? How do they fit
together? Are they getting along fine, or will they be clashing?
The material basis for the pieces are 2 or more different IKEA flatpack
furnitures, that will be assembled together to form a new piece of work.
The image attached show the first sculpture resulting from this idea. Just
as important, the phases of creation have been documented in over 150
photographs, that formed the basis of a hilarious stopframe animation,
that will be on display as well.
Henry W.Targowski, experiments with concrete poetry, often cheeky, uses
text, geometry,visual language and syntax, making full communicative use
of perspective footnotes, drawing on diverse disciplines such as music,
but above all always with a sense of humour. Henry spends the rest of his
time, being a confusing muse.
Marjan Zahed-Kindersley. Inspired by the French saying `show me your
object of desire and I will show you who you are`, she has been travelling
with her bra around the world, making social commentary, at times only
slightly introverted, at other times teaming up with other bras, always
juxtaposing equilibrium within photographic syntax, pushing boundaries
quietly, but hoping to provoke a smile and multi~layered pleasure. Her
other obsessions at the moment are waterhydrants and pipes.
View more of Marjan Zahed-Kindersley's work in her Portoflio at
Marjan Zahed Kindersley
Title: Liebst Du mich nicht mehr
Year Created: 2005
Medium: Silver Gelatin Photograph
Width: 30 cm
Height: 40 cm
Edition Size: Original
Price: US$ 200