Ever had a friend who’s, like, totally two-faced? Well it turns out that Hackney is 25.5 times worse, according to Haggerston gallery/café The Proud Archivist and its new exhibition from Hoxton Mini Press ’51 Faces of Hackney’. Opening on Friday February 28 (until March 30), the show brings together three artists to paint a varied portrait of the hippest part of the city.
Not all of Hackney’s faces may be pretty, but they all tell a story. Jerwood Drawing Prize-winner Adam Dant will tell the first part of that tale by presenting illustrations from his playful ’50 Faces of Hackney’ series (below) including the ‘Flat White Bore’ and the ‘Barge Dwelling Fantasist’ , while Joseph Markovitch and Martin Usborne will show the photographic results of documenting the life of a single, elderly Hackney-ite in their ‘I’ve Lived in East London for 86 ½ years’ series (above). Eddy Frankel
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