Juxtapose3. Aug - 5. Aug 12 / ended The Rag Factory
10am - 6pm daily. Private View 2nd August from 6pm until late
Do you have the Pearls of Wisdom? Find them at the upcoming Juxtapose Exhibition
Fine art photographer Sarah Crew and painter Kymberly O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick bring their unique styles together to explore current attitudes towards modern-day beauty juxtaposed with the notion of the “pearls of wisdom” in the Juxtapose exhibition.
A humorous thread runs throughout the exhibition, illuminating their frank and playful exploration of topical subjects, which results in a collaborative piece they designed specifically, aptly titled “Juxtapose”.
Crew’s photography discusses the passing of time and literal notions of the term “pearls of wisdom” bringing an alternative response of ways to produce economic stability. These pearls are used by the cockerel as he assumes they contain the answers, whilst her other character ensures the beauty of pearls is always upheld whist she keeps a watchful eye on the clock.
Where Crew takes a more symbolic approach to pearls in her images, O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick takes a more literal one. Her beautiful damsels draped in pearls and frozen in dramatic, over the top poses have a comical and mischievous quality to them. Oozing with sex appeal, her pop art inspired images engage with and entertain the viewer.
Crew has a relish for contemporary story telling, and clearly demonstrates an ability to create work which comments on current situations with a thoughtfulness and delicacy, displayed through her photographic talents. O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick on the other hand once again illustrates her light-hearted approach to creating artwork which reflects the same attitude.
Thursday 2nd August - 6pm until late
16 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ (Just off Brick Lane)
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th August
10am - 6pm daily
Nearest Tube stations:
Aldgate East / Liverpool Street
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