An exhibition of Tim Hetherington’s excellent, emotionally charged photography work is currently on display at Open Eye Gallery. Whereas a whole exhibition of high standard work would usually warrant an long, blow-by-blow review, there is a piece currently on display there that not only sums up the whole show but also requires a full and proper write-up all of its own. The piece is a … Continue reading Diary (2010) – Tim Hetherington (Open Eye Gallery).
Mishka Henner appears to be a photographer that seeks out new meanings within culture and already defined norms; seeking out these new perspectives by literally looking at them from a geographically different view point. His work is of an extremely modern nature, very obviously influenced by the age of globalisation and force-fed by internet and digital culture. The images are literally bursting with allegory, desperate … Continue reading Mishka Henner + Edith Tudor-Hart – Open Eye Gallery.
It seems an obvious choice for a photography exhibition to focus on the elements of light and shadow. These are two of the main factors that affect the perceived quality of a photograph yet, as a creative theme, it works as a brilliant starting point for A Lecture Upon The Shadow. Taking six artists from both the North West and Shanghai, the exhibition hints at … Continue reading A Lecture Upon The Shadow + E. Chambre Hardman: Landscapes (Open Eye Gallery)
Photography plays a vital role in this year’s Biennial. The medium dominates many of the major venues including Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat and The Cunard Building. Being Liverpool’s main (and quite possibly only) art enthused photography gallery, it seems that Open Eye Gallery is faced with some strong competition at this year’s festival. This has no doubt raised its game and its contribution to The Unexpected … Continue reading The Unexpected Guest – Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool Biennial 2012)
A video interview with artist Sinta Tantra. I’ve helped install her work before and was lucky enough to talk to her in depth about her work for this year’s Biennial which covers the walls of Open Eye Gallery on the waterfront. It’s a beautifully colourful work and works well the jagged, disjointed architecture. Music is from the soundtrack to In The Mood For Love; a … Continue reading Video Interview With Sinta Tantra – Liverpool Biennial 2012