This week PhotoHastings presents 3 shows at ESPS, featuring four artists work over both galleries. For details about this and all our exhibitions and events this photo season please see photohastings.org.
Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 inclusive, open 11-5pm
PV Friday 21 October 6 – 8pm – All welcome
Main Gallery: Echoes
An exhibition of work by Tracy Jones and Lucinda Wells.
Visualising thoughts and puzzling material (which can amount to the same thing).
“Molecules are always at the verge of half-disappearing and half emerging” Yoko Ono.
Working separately and differently Jones and Wells obsessively interrogate their subject matter, both rigorously attempting to capture the scene, to provide evidence, to prove it was experienced, as though urgently pointing at what it is they were witnessing before it disappeared. Occasionally their processes somehow meet before they veer off yet again into isolation to obsess over some more urgent investigation that has emerged in their world. The work they present here is a collection of these inquiries.
Landing Gallery : Wall Stories – Seeing Beauty in The Everyday
An exhibition of work by Gary Willis.
Perhaps instead of hanging canvases from walls, the walls themselves become the art?
This collection celebrates colour, light, shade and contrast on walls and vertical surfaces. Glimpses of nature reacting with those fabricated mundane backgrounds. Looking and discovering the abstract and atmospheric with everyday details. When you pass a wall, give it a second glance, and discover it’s hidden stories.
Landing Gallery : Verifying
An exhibition of work by Neale Willis.
So let us for a moment consider a photograph. No longer the result of a series of chemicals swilling around in a dark room, today an image is only an image because an algorithm says it is. So let us begin by asking a computer to collect a series of images. But the machine is heavy handed. In a blink of an eye we have 2.21TB of data.
Did it enjoy collecting these files. Is it satisfied with its work? I don’t know. Shall we ask it? It didn’t reply. Perhaps it’s in a mood. All they know is brute force of thought – to look for repeating patterns, to bludgeon their way to a conclusion. So let us watch as this happens.