Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Kate's Cafe

‘Kate’s Café’ - Rebecca Hossack Gallery

I went along on Thursday to the Private View of Kate Jenkin's latest exhibition - Kate's Cafe - at Rebecca Hossack's Charlotte Street Gallery in Fitzrovia. I'd had a bit of a depressing day in London (thinking that central London was just a clone town - every other shop was a chain, - Pret-a-Manger or Starbucks - the Tube was on strike, buses were bursting at the seams.) 'Kate's Cafe' cheered me up, and Fitzrovia was all that the rest of London hadn't been - buzzing, independent, fun and full of great galleries, shops, cafe's and restaurants.

We've seen Kate's work before over the years but she's pushed the boat out with this exhibition in one of London's more progressive galleries. The work ranges from actual crocheted cakes, small pictures - caviar tins, to large crocheted pictures of cakes, fish, patisserie etc.

In an inspired piece of timing the show opened the same weekend as the Fitrovia Food Fair and many foodies spent on woollen food as well as the real thing. If you are interested in buying a piece - don't leave it too late as they're selling fast.

"Kate Jenkins is a knitting genius: a true artist and a true original. She launched her fashion label Cardigan in 2003, having previously worked for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Missoni and Donna Karan. This is her first solo art show."

Kate's Cafe 6 June – 27 June

28 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia,
London W1T 2NA
T +44 0 20 7255 2828

Gallery Opening Times
Monday 10-6pm
Tuesday 10-6pm
Wednesday 10-6pm
Thursday 10-6pm
Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-6pm
Sunday Closed.

PS sorry about the quality of the photo's - I can't do glass very well - the work is much better than my photo's!

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