Emily Forgot is the appropriately mysterious alias of Emily Alston, a London-based artist who has worked in the creative industry over the last decade; amassing a diverse range of international clients, and gaining plaudits from big-hitters like Creative Review, Vogue, and i-D.
Neverland explores Alston’s passion for buildings and spaces — the mix of drawings, assemblage and sculpture taking on a heavily architecture-inspired focus. The assemblages depict the interiors of buildings with their wide arches and steep bending staircases in a range of pastel colours, and the drawings show light sketchings of walls and ladders.
Perhaps the most imposing work of the show is a bright blue chair (made in collaboration with craftsmen Charlie Mckenzie) whose never-ending back gives the sculptural work a ‘mad-hatter’s tea party’ feel to it; a rug produced with Ceadogan completes the duo of domestic items that sit comfortably among Neverland‘s more arty elements.
The exhibition takes you on a walk through ideas and visions which previously existed only on the pages of the artist’s sketchbook. The result is a side-step from Emily’s usual commercial work, providing an insight into the new direction that her work may take on.