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(Un)Framing Our Identities Exhibition

I believe it is still up and viewable - but not for much longer! It is worth visiting Blackpool simply for this exhibition and the excellent cafe underneath. The RPS (Un)framing Our Identities photographic exhibition was showing on two floors of the ‘industrial’ style gallery space when I visited. Below a few images…

There are so many stories here, from the homeless displayed along the edge of the entrance stairs, to the humour of the Hidden Mother project through to the ‘hidden’ Arab servants and on to the street photos of punks from one of Blackpool’s many festivals and the nature of fluid identities. A personal tour to uncover the stories from the photographs and the details of the female photographers behind them is recommended.

The exhibition showcases over 60 female photographers detailing “themes of female representation within music, connecting identity through nature, the transition from girlhood to adulthood, loss and so much more”.

The Paper Light Process

The Paper Light Process – Exhibition by Megan Ringrose A pop-up exhibition 25th-27th July 2019

The upper gallery was almost overwhelmed by the four large prints. Viewed up close the graduations of tone, a complexity, emphasised the long production times these ‘alternative processed’ images took to create. The lower level showed a grid of 12 smaller prints, benefiting from the great light streaming into the Little Gallery in London’s St. James. The simplicity of keeping the images strictly within the Red, Green and Blue spectrum emphasized the subtle graduations of colour, of the textural qualities of the paper where roughened by folding and creasing.

The larger pieces clearly show the textural undulations from the application of the photosensitive chemicals; similar to a painter’s brush marks, “painting with light” as Tony Hancock once mimicked a photographer, which of course is exactly the process here.

The shapes and forms have a 1930’s Russian abstraction ambience to them; but these are photograms rather than paintings. As Megan writes “This collection of experimental work comes from research and enquiry into the very essence of Photography. Fascinated by the pure elements of photography, #paperlightprocess is inspired by Vilem Flusser’s thoughts on working without a camera/apparatus to find a new freedom within photography.” Despite this wish to be distant from digital photography the restriction to the red, green and blue, the additive primary colours, links to the RGB screens in use every day.

The prints are mounted on aluminium then framed. As the larger prints impressed, especially up-close, the grid display showed, at this scale, the work is perhaps best viewed as a set. And a fantastic set to boot.

Images from Deepwater

With many thanks to Jo for supplying these images, (and also for getting this show organised to begin with), from the Falmouth Uni Deepwater 2019 Graduate show… not just my image on show but an array from my highly talented peers too…

Exhibition at the Wine Place, London

Very excited to be showing more of the Wine Doors of Florence project in two locations in London - the Wine Place wine bars in Covent Garden and Kensington. This is a collaborative display with Robbin Gheesling, a researcher into the provenance and history of these little historical remnants.

Set up for this long running display was yesterday… the white painted brick walls are the Covent Garden branch.

Wine Doors of Florence Exhibition Images

Many thanks to those you visited my little pop-up exhibition in St. Peter’s Church, Wallingford.

For those who didn’t make it to the exhibition the images that were displayed are shown here. Plus those that were available as a free postcard. Prints are available to order from PicFair.

Landings 2018 Exhibition

Have just returned from installing the two strips of images in the Red Box Gallery, Brightwell. The box was bathed in some rather glorious late evening light, that created some playful and intriguing images on the acetate overlays over the cyanotypes. 

 

Red Box Gallery

Happy to announce that my first physical exhibition has secured a week long slot in the Brightwell Red Box Gallery

As galleries go it is rather quirky, alternative and novel. Its a converted red phone box in the middle of a sleepy village in South Oxfordshire. But one can only wonder at the number of visitors...

Still, for the Landings 2018 week (17th - 24th August 2018) I have a 'space' to fill. My other idea, of sending images off to friends scattered across the world, I think I will abandon, Although I still think it a good idea, time and cost constraints mean I will be pressed to bring the plan to fruition. The Red Box Gallery is a good alternative. 

The intention is to display a small selection of cyanotype prints with a graphical acetate overlay. These images are displayed on the Landings 2018 gallery page. 

Images of the Red Box Gallery below taken form the Brightwell-cum-Sotwell community website.