I have long been fascinated by galleries and how images find their way into them via representation – it has always been a mystery to me. The presentation by Francesca Genovese of Francesca Meffeo Gallery this week answered so many of my questions and raised some key points which, for me, had particular relevance. Continue reading
Believed to be one of the first woman photographers to work in the commercial world of advertising, Margaret Watkins’ modernist work of the early 20th century often featured ordinary objects. Watkins lived a solitary and unconventional life, details of which were reflected in her work. Continue reading
After a very busy working day, I had a group tutorial yesterday evening. I had thought about not attending as it had been such a busy day, but I made myself connect and was glad I did. Continue reading
At the V&A this week, I saw a work from Homescapes (2002) by Chinese artist Chen Shaoxiong (1962-2016). These collages of photographic cutouts recreate scenes from Chinese life, but the cutouts have been curated to form scenes that do not appear functional; instead each element is placed within space, making each work to be like an exhibition within itself.
Opened 12th October 2018, the new Photography Centre at the V&A centre takes visitors through the history of photography, beginning pre-photography with a heliograph on pewter, heliography being the early 19th Century process invented by Niépce.
A couple of days ago, I was shown a photograph made by Patricia Townsend; a circular image that at first looked kaleidoscopic, then cross-like, then moth-like. On closer inspection I could see what appeared to be rock and moss. Then I read the title of Long Meg, a large stone at an ancient circle in Cumbria that I used to visit frequently Continue reading
Previous to this week, I was not very familiar with Laura Hynd’s work, but when I visited her website today in advance of this talk, I knew that I must attend it. Here are my notes from the talk, and connections I have made between Laura Hynd’s work and my own. Continue reading