Leonie Lachlan's Tale of many Cities
Back in November last year, we reported on illustrator Leonie Lachlan’s City Cypher series of city guides inspired by the built environment and the psychology of space.
Now, Lachlan has a new solo show, also inspired by the city, which once again showcases her talent for highly detailed, intricate perspectives on cityscapes.
Lachlan works across printmaking, etching, drawing and building – her style often owing as much to architectural drawing as illustration.
The show, entitled Plan, opens this week, and will be exhibiting works from her large-scale ‘The Envisageable Cities’ series together for the first time, alongside new works created exclusively for the exhibition.
These new works were created in response to the Golden Lane Estate, a council hosing complex built in the 1950s, which is also home to the gallery. The site was conceived as a model for social integration: created in the wake of the destruction caused by the World War II bombings, it stood as a symbol of post-war recovery.
Lachlan will also be holding a free drawing class on 21 July, which anybody can attend.
Plan, Leonie Lachlan, runs from 5 – 31 July at Exhibit, 20 Goswell Road EC1M