Interface by Michelle Sank7. Feb - 2. May 09 / ended Wolverhampton Art Gallery
The Gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.
Interface is a new project by the critically acclaimed documentary photographer Michelle Sank.
Commissioned by Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Michelle has produced a series of photographic portraits looking at Sikh and Muslim teenagers in the City of Wolverhampton, exploring issues of identity, gender religion and dress.
Investigating the way young boys and girls interpret their understanding of their culture, religion and their personalities, her portraiture reflects an interest with the human condition. It can be seen as a social documentary of Wolverhampton tackling issues around social and cultural diversity.
Sat 28 Mar
2pm, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Interface will be launched on Saturday 28 March at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, with an opportunity to meet the artist. Also previewing will be the exhibition Photo ID: Young People from Wolverhampton, an education and outreach project displaying artwork created by young people as a result of workshops led by Michelle Sank. This will be on display in a brand new gallery space called the 'Hire Gallery', which will be made available from June 2009 to hire by local artists.
4 - 6pm, Gallery/Studio Cinema, Light House, The Chubb Buildings, Wolverhampton
Interface is a collaborative project with Light House in Wolverhampton who will be exhibiting previous projects Young Carers and Teenagers Belfast by Michelle from 27 March - 15 May 2009.
To celebrate the opening, Michelle will give an illustrated talk about how she creates portraits focussing on the nuances and norms of teenage identity in Europe. Followed by a chance to view the work with refreshments served in the gallery.
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by judasjack 16.05.09 11:59
The same dead pan right to digi cam facial expression. The same constructed "you stand just over there" pose against a bleak post-industrial backdrop. The same disconnected, not really involved person-young or old it don't matter-in everything SANK photo jets out.
So utterly predictable for a photography course tutor don't you think?
So, no matter where SANK goes. No matter what SANK gets herself shoe horned into-it always looks and feels the bloody same. Year in and year out-the same repeats over and over again with no let up! What's different about this new stuff with the bored kids from Wolverhampton? Nothing!
No matter what ethnic and social background these people derive from: their religious beliefs, traditions, customs including dress sense-SANK has the incredible ability to remove all traces of their personality or spiritual being from the image.