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Venue: Studio KP LB 206, Kingston School of Art at Knights Park, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ
Artists: Susan Benson, Gary Childs, Michel Gnahoua, Luisa Riekes, Francesco Rocchi and Marta Szalyga.
The exhibition showcases the work of six very different photographers who explore mapping, environmental change, colonialism, the role of the photo-image as aide memoire and vanitas symbol of human transience.
Susan Benson's Return to Dust considers how the human body can be transposed into various geological landscapes and the synergies between these different forms to question the relationship of humans and the natural world. In Mirror of the Unseen, Gary Childs presents a series of still life images that explore objects which have been left behind after the death of his father-examining the distortion of reality that can be revealed in the memories associated with such objects and with the photographic process itself. In Wax Hollandais Michel Gnahoua explores the legacy of colonialism in Africa through his series of black and white rayographs that employ Wax Hollandais patterns. Francesco Rocchi presents Shaped, a series of carefully manipulated unreal landscapes that expose the violence of human activity on the natural environment. In Under Deceptive Progress Luisa Riekes documents the heterogeneity and singularity of the contested space around Heathrow Airport, where the planned Heathrow's third runway is to be constructed. Marta Szalyga images are an enquiry into causality and questions of truth - how we read images and the multiplicity of readings that any one image or group of images might offer.
Monday- Friday 10.00-18.00
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Contact: Dr Judy Price
Directions to Studio KP LB 206, Kingston School of Art at Knights Park, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ:
Dr Judy Price