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The sherbet house

The Sherbet House

May 15th-26th 2019

The Sherbet House originated in the kitchens of Ottoman palaces and is depicted in a Topkapi manuscript as a kiosk of concoctions being wheeled against a background of bands of intense colour. As an institution it travelled and eventually morphed into the London coffee-house, becoming less refined and more alcoholic as it went, but it remained synonymous with a refuge from the mundane with its richly-patterned textiles, multicoloured glass and nowadays, flashes of neon. Assimilating influences ancient and modern, from Havana to the Euphrates, Jennifer Harding and Stephen Jaques make paintings, constructions and prints which sublimate pattern and transcend the exotic, creating emblematic images of visual vibrancy.

Dates: May 15th – 26th 2019
Opening times: Wednesday – Sunday 12-6
Private view: Thursday, May 16th 6-9

Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD