In May 2011 I shall be participating in another exhibition at Embrace Arts in Leicester. This show is focused on Landscape and I am showing a series of photographs made in 2009/10 entitled Binocular Visions.
In ‘Binocular Visions’ two images of landscapes, framed by a curious and ambiguous obscuring device, are placed side by side with contrasted partial views of what lies beyond. The form of the work echoes the Victorian passion for stereoscopic images and the filter device (mounted in an over elaborated wooden holder) the use in the 19th century of frames to render the scene more ‘artistic’. My interest is in an evocation of landscapes and I deploy both photographic figurative and painterly abstract means, sometimes combining the two, to achieve images that challenge our reception of the depicted scene. These works combine digital photographs with Photoshop manipulation. They are printed on Innova White Cotton Rag using archival inks.
Source Photograph, Breedon, January 2011
In addition to ART ON ARMITAGE I shall be opening my latest solo exhibition at the TARPEY GALLERY in Castle Donington on 16th July 2011 entitled ‘From The Earth Riches’. In September 2011 I will also be part of the inaugural exhibition of the ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY’s East Midlands CONTEMPORARY GROUP of photographers to be held at Harrington Mill Studios in Long Eaton. Further details of both these shows will be posted soon.