Court in the Square
Zone 6 - Sloane Sq + King's Rd
Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8AS, UK
anytime during KCAW20
To celebrate the third edition of KCAW and in order to give greater visibility to locally based creative talent, KCAW20 launched an Open Call to writers and spoken word artists to submit poems to be displayed in the windows of participating venues throughout the borough.
Find Stacie McCormick's poem, London Olive Trees, on the Royal Court's pop-up cafe, Court in the Square.
"I am principally a visual artist, thus my poem London Olive Trees is hand written. This poem was born of a collaboration with Serbian artist Jelena Bulajic for a collaborative book we created in 2016 entitled Collision, 50 of my poems and 50 of Jelena’s drawings in response to the poems. Whilst poetry is a constant in my life, I seldom share it and it usually is a support and strength to my painting practice."
– Stacie McCormick
Multi-disciplinary artist Stacie McCormick is Los Angeles-born and London-based. Creating paintings primarily on canvas and paper, producing works that are abstract & gestural. Using ink, acrylic and oil, her paintings are often referred to as hypnotic, meditative, powerfully calming, calligraphic and beautiful. Stacie has a daily practice of rehearsing her gesture in preparation for larger paintings resulting in a strong portfolio of works on paper. The appearance of spontaneity is rigorously studied, a result of over 30 years of work - ‘training’ her gesture.
She earned her Masters in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School and runs the non-profit art initiative Workshop Foundation, started in the US in 2009 and now based London since 2015. Stacie has a remarkable commitment to fellow artists, having sponsored over 120 artists and curators by providing space and time through residency and exhibition programmes.