Friday 19 – Sunday 21 January, FREE
Still There: a collaboration between six photographers. This exhibition explores the fluidity of journeys – an embracing of the unknown and the creation of a sense of liminal space. The work shares narratives created from diverse parts of the world, harmonising the everyday with the curious and the surprising. Featuring work by Sophie le Roux // Cedar Shaw // Bella Gaffney // Milla Lewis // Saskia Selwood // Iona Sherwood
Launch Event // Friday 19, 6 – 9PM
About the artists:
Sophie le Roux visits neglected corners of cities and landscapes to find the unfamiliar in the mundane and the charisma in its decay. There is an uncanny exuberance in the process of perception itself, as though all one needs to do to survive here is learn how to luxuriate in that alienation.
Cedar Shaw is a photographer originally from Devon, now based in Bristol. Her work is based around exploring and recording peoples stories from all walks of life. Her work is often accompanied by written word or audio, to tell the narrative of her journeys and people she has met.
Bella Gaffney is a Bristol/London based photographer. Drawn to cheap and tacky aesthetics and vivid colours, her photography frames the random marks left by people in the city, focusing on the outdated and unappreciated.
Milla Lewis is a photographer whose work explores the space between the body and the landscape, a relationship formed by natural, cultural, mythological and personal experience. She is interested in both the physical and psychological elements of this relationship and how structural meanings shape our understanding of them.
Saskia Selwood captures moments of curiosity in the nature around her. She is drawn to the textures and colours within a landscape, and aims to enhance these by drawing attention to their form and beauty. Her photographs have a way of rendering the scene peaceful, allowing time to contemplate.
Iona Sherwood explores the idea of work in transition, work amended by the everyday. By using fragments of historical findings, found imagery she works towards a point where the past overlaps the present and creates the possibility of forming a future for history. She uses the camera as a tool to record, preserve discoveries and as means distinguish the silence of the transient moment.