An Image of Truth for Foyles

London’s new Foyles bookshop flagship is set to unveil its first gallery exhibition next week, showing a single artwork by artist Mark Titchner.

Mark Titchner, An Image of Truth, 2014

Source: Credit the Artist and Vilma Gold, London.

Mark Titchner, An Image of Truth, 2014

The text-based work is inspired by William Blake (something of a trend it seems – the printmaker and poet also inspired the Illuminations show opening this week ), who was born in Soho, just streets away from the new Foyles site.

Described by Foyles as a ‘monument to the word’, Titchner’s work – entitled An Image of Truth – takes the form of a mirrored monolith.

Colin Ledwith of Futurecity, curator of The Gallery at Foyles, ‘The text addresses the audience directly, yet simultaneously references awareness of its own presence through a “call and response” structure to the text; the second phrase being a direct commentary on, or response to the first.

‘[Titchner’s] new site-specific artwork for Foyles directly relates to the rich cultural history of the building.’


Source: David Butler


The Gallery space was designed by consultancy lustedgreen, which worked with architect Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.

Titchner’s piece will be on show from 25 June – 17 August at Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, W2

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  • karin torgersen November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    If the brief was to refresh a public library then 10 out of 10, brief fulfilled.

    It seems to me to be a disappointingly bog standard layout lacking any creativity, verve or imagination.

    A missed opportunity.

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