Poetry has enjoyed a huge revival in interest recently, partly due to the emergence of a whole new generation of young British poets, whose work is sometimes dark, sometimes sexy and always innovative. These poets form the focus of a new photographic exhibition that explores the inner space lying behind the work of our foremost up-and-coming poets. Behind the Lines a series of portraits shot entirely on film by Liam Davenport will be on display at the dreamspace gallery in London between 16th 28th August 2010.
The pictures that form Behind the Lines are not only individual artworks but also offer a unique opportunity to view representations of some of the lions of modern poetry, including Heather Phillipson, Jack Underwood and Joe Dunthorne, at the point that many are breaking through into the mainstream. That the portraits have been taken in locations chosen by the poets themselves lends an enticing insight into how they wish to be represented as individuals, as well as offering a glimpse into the creative process underlying their work. At the same time, Liam Davenport's creative use of photographic technique captures his unique take on the moments shared by photographer and subject.
Behind the Lines by Liam Davenport will be on display at the dreamspace gallery, 1-3 Dufferin Street, EC1Y 8NA, between 16th and 28th August 2010. Visitors are welcome Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.30pm, free of charge. None of the pieces will be for sale. However, a selection of works by the subjects will be available for purchase.
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