GOUGE: DISRUPTIONS IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

For this exhibition, three distinct yet inter-related projects are brought together for the first time. Conceptually bound by an exploration into the landscape as site of experimentation and reinvention, this collection of work seeks to present a ruptured and remodelled photographic landscape.
Udstillingsperiode:
26-02-2011 - 03-04-2011
Medie:
Photography
Titel:
GOUGE: DISRUPTIONS IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Kunstner:
TOM LOVELACE
Galleri Image presents GOUGE: DISRUPTIONS IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY by London based artist Tom Lovelace. For this exhibition, three distinct yet inter-related projects are brought together for the first time. Conceptually bound by an exploration into the landscape as site of experimentation and reinvention, this collection of work seeks to present a ruptured and remodelled photographic landscape.

'Gouge' signals both a continuation and diversion for Lovelace. His long-term interest in the sculptural and performative photographic subject remains prevalent, however here he leaves the studio and industrial interior and strays into the open landscape. References to the development of land art and the use of the camera as documentation tool in the 1960's seep through. Lovelace deploys physical actions on the material land through to forms of post-action; disrupting the image via the manipulation of the photographic surface in search for a photographic terrain that oscillates between a state of the mundane and the absurd. These acts and processes are solitary ones, undertaken alone and performed solely for the camera.
Lovelace's practice has developed through a fusion of photography, sculpture and performative intervention. Primarily using the industrial landscape as his sourcing ground, he seeks to create a 'photographic subject' that takes form through ephemeral objects and environments that exist exclusively for the camera. Once an image is complete, the depicted scene is subsequently dismantled or discarded, leaving the photographic representation as the unique access point. The moment at which the production of functionless objects and environments intersect with photography is the key juncture in his work.
Tom Lovelace (b.1981) studied Photography and Art History at the Bournemouth Arts Institute and Goldsmiths College, London. He has exhibited throughout the UK, displaying work at ArtSway, Photofusion, Flowers Gallery and the Royal West of England Academy. Lovelace has been selected for the Terry O'Neill Award and his work has been published by Source Photographic Review. He recently received the 2010 Rhubarb Rhubarb Bursary. This exhibition will mark his first solo show outside the UK. An accompanying catalogue will be available with a contribution by David Evans, editor of the anthology Appropriation: Documents in Contemporary Art.

ARTIST TALK 
Saturday 26 Febuary at 2 p.m. featuring Tom Lovelace

OPENING
Saturday 26 Febuary at 3-5 p.m

The exhibition is supported by Aarhus Kommunes Kulturudviklingspulje

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