Margaret Street Gallery (www.margaretstgallery.com) is pleased to announce the launch of Transplant, a photographic exhibition by Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh, on 18 April 2013.
Transplant is a deceptively uncomplicated series of photographic prints of London blossom trees by Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh, taking a classic subject and approaching it with a uniquely rigorous, process-based method to explore cross-cultural connections.
The process involved the two brothers walking through the city from their studio, taking a single photograph of each blossom-covered tree they came to until the roll of film ran out. The photographs were taken with a Japanese-made Nikon camera using Japanese Fuji film. The unexposed rolls were then sent to Tokyo to be developed and printed, physically making the journey suggested by the cultural connection between blossom trees in London and the
symbolism of blossom in Japan. These seemingly simple pictures are in fact the physical embodiment of a thought process connecting two countries.
The images are immediate and instinctive reactions to each individual tree, and every print is a physical item with a specific history. Since the printing of the images and their journey are both integral parts of the complete work each print is a unique piece.
Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh are artist brothers (b. 1967 and 1965) who live and work in London, England. They use photography as a neutral space that sits between them, allowing both of them to conceive, plan, create and edit their work. The Fetherstonahaughs' work has been exhibited in London, Stockholm, and Paris and they have produced a number of highly regarded photographic books.
Transplant will be showing at the Margaret Street Gallery until the 25th of May.
Margaret Street Gallery is an independent gallery founded in April 2012. In the heart of Fitzrovia, central London, the gallery specialises in the photographic and moving image. Dedicated to all forms of the medium, Margaret Street Gallery aims to offers thought-provoking and diverse exhibitions.
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