A selection of Chris King’s photographs are to be shown in People & Places.
At the emerging Oil & Water Gallery in Wandsworth Town, London, Director Penny MacFarlane has selected the photographic medium as one of the gallery’s early showcases. This is encouraging news as London has lagged behind in recognising this medium as an art form. In recent times however, this trend has been changing with an uprise of shows at museums and galleries alike, in addition to photography prizes.
MacFarlane’s show is yet more evidence of welcome change for an art form that is well established as a collectable genre at auction houses around the world .
Selecting a theme of People & Places, several of King’s South/South-West images as well as Venetian street photography portraits will be displayed.
The dramatic USA images show sweeping shapes in a snow-covered terrain. One photo was a long exposure taken at night with car headlights beaming through the scene. This is contrasted by the paired piece, which presents the bright white landscape of West Texas. The Venetian pictures capture Carnevale-goers, and required instantaneous composition, lighting and focus, as the photographer was using a rangefinder camera to capture fleeting moments.
All photographs were taken between 2012-13 and are printed in small limited editions.
Chris and I will be in attendance at the private view on Tuesday, 28th January, between 6.30-8.30pm. Please contact me for a Private View invite (essential).
The show continues until 15th February.
Gallery opening times: Open Daily 10:30 – 5 | Thursdays until 8pm | Sundays until 4pm
Address: 340 Old York Road | Wandsworth Town | London SW18 1SS
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