2nd – 12th April 2015
Preview: Wednesday 1st April6pm – 8:30pm
The Brick Lane Gallery – The Annexe, 93-95 Sclater Street, E1 6HR
ANDREW MAHER | BARRY MARSDEN | CHARLES LEFFLER | GIN TON | HIROSHI AOKI | JAMES ALEXANDER | LAURA D’AMATO | LEENA MERTANEN | THOMAS S. PARRY
The Brick Lane Gallery welcomes you to its latest curated PHOTOGRAPHY NOW exhibition, celebrating artworks created in the photographic medium. Using a wide variety of photographic approaches, nine local and international artists present a range of contemporary photographs, experimental series, and new and unseen projects.
Andrew Maher from the UK presents an exploration of reality and illusion in different emotional states. The works were created using photographs representing his own experience. The images represent real moments, which have been distorted and shattered into oblivion. Barry Marsden’s works also go beyond the printed page by creating a connection with the audience. Here, he presents a selection of images taken from an archive that goes back 30 years, and which he has reworked as miniatures and reprocessed using a commercially available App that ironically transforms them into a contemporary “faux vintage” image. Alongside these works Barry is also exhibiting a selection of his most recent personal portraits and a series of found objects. We are also invited to explore the American West through the works of Thomas S. Parry. His photographs represent the world we live in as a place of extraordinary beauty; a world which holds wonderful natural treasures. However, the work also invites us to reflect on how our exploitation of the natural environment and climate change are threatening much of the delicate interrelation and natural beauty of our earth.
We invite you to explore with us how these artists are using photography in new striking and thought provoking ways.
You are warmly welcome to join us at the opening of PHOTOGRAPHY NOW on Wednesday 1st April 6pm – 8:30pm at The Brick Lane Gallery – The Annexe.