David Houghton: Time Watching

11 Mar 2009 – 15 May 2009

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Gallery Opening Times: 11.00am — 5.00pm Wednesday to Saturday


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David Houghton: Time Watching


University of Hertfordshire Galleries is delighted to present Time Watching, an exhibition by photographer David Houghton. Houghton's photographic work explores and documents ordinary everyday images and situations that we normally overlook and take for granted. Using techniques similar to time-lapse photography, his work combines multiple photographs to create a single image. Viewed as a whole the images create patterns and abstractions that take on a collective ambience different from the sequences they are made from. On occasion the photographs are visually very still, while at other times they explore the energy of movement. Present in all of Houghton's work, however, are the constant themes of searching and longing. Houghton, comments; ‘When I look at the image (the work Leaving Cambridge) as a whole, it reminds me of looking at photographs of the universe taken from telescopes. The darker images show clusters of stars, while the bright images are exploding stars and the creation of Black Holes. The feeling that this generates within me is one of loneliness and isolation, and how small and insignificant our life-span is in comparison to that of time and space.' Houghton is currently based in Cambridge and studied Graphic Design at Isle College, Wisbech and Amersham & High Wycombe College in Amersham. For further information please contact Amisha Karia on +44 (0) 1707 284290 or a.1.karia@herts.ac.uk Notes for Editors: Exhibition: Exhibition organized by University of Hertfordshire Galleries. University of Hertfordshire Galleries UH Galleries, at Hatfield and St. Albans, are amongst the most innovative contemporary art spaces in the UK. Working exclusively with emerging and established professional artists in across all media, the Galleries organise a rolling programme of exhibitions and collaborate with other major cultural institutions across Europe. UH Galleries' exhibitions, which give artists space to experiment and develop new ideas, have been critically acclaimed in the national, international and specialist press.

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