Anya Stonelake at William Road Gallery/John McAslan Architects + Partners, 7-9 William Road, Euston, London NW1 3ER. Tube: Euston/Warren St
Born in Lithuania in 1939, Antanas Sutkus is considered one of the greatest photographers of the former Soviet Union. A self-taught photographer, he built his body of work under the communist regime. Turning the traps of political censorship into anecdotes, he describes daily life with accuracy, tenderness, sometimes irony, with a powerful visual vocabulary and a resistance to systems and outside influences.
Sue Steward is the Photography Critic for the London Evening Standard and for BBC Radio 2. She is a Curator and Editor, who has worked on numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Telegraph Arts & Books, The Sunday Times and Time Out.
We are currently showing: Seeing Through a Glass Darkly, a photographic exhibition of 7 artists from Lithuania and Russia. It presents an unofficial history of photographic work taken in Eastern Europe from 1960s to the present day. Over 40 meditative photographs are gathered in this exhibition, by some of the most important yet not fully discovered artists including Ramunas Danisevicius, Dmitri Konradt, Igor Mukhin, Vaclovas Straukas, Antanas Sutkus, Andrey Tarkovsky, Rimaldas Viksraitis.
The exhibition is open 7 – 28 October 2011, Monday to Friday 10 am – 6.30 pm. Saturdays by appointment.
For more information contact Anya Stonelake on +44(0)7949 100 956 email@example.com www.whitespacegallery.co.uk
Image: Antanas Sutkus. Warsaw. 1963 © Antanas Sutkus. Courtesy: Anya Stonelake, London