HackelBury Fine Art at Photo London
9 – 12 September 2021
We we are happy to announce to be taking part in the Photo London 2021 with artworks by Garry Fabian Miller, Oli Kellett, William Klein, Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer, Doug and Mike Starn, and Alys Tomlinson
Request a price list
ADD LINK TO PHOTO LONDON
Garry Fabian Miller
The pandemic allowed Fabian Miller clarity of focus and purpose, but it also accentuated the uncertainties he already knew he was facing because of the demise of the Cibachrome chemistry that sustained his interest in pure colour for nearly 50 years. Crucially, it has resulted in the loss of his darkroom as the fulcrum of his universe.
In these latest compositions he uses the last of his materials to explore the anxious liminal space where colours mix and merge and resonate like diminishing and reshaping musical chords.
They re-affirm his belief in extracting the glorious core elements from nature into his work ‘to make visible things that are invisible’ and to interrogate harmony and balance. They are the richer for acknowledging in their unresolved in-between spaces that he must adapt.
Here, talking about the struggle with deteriorating materials, he catches the moment: ‘Where once there was control – measurement, timing, careful repetition – now there is often blind chance… chaos… meltdown.’ Yet within this chaos there is calm; each piece mirroring the meditative landscape that he calls home, they ask the viewer to take a moment of reflection in colour.
Kellett’s largescale photographs contrast the anonymity of urban space with the individuality of human experience. The scale of these photographs captures tangible human expression and allows the viewer to recognise a moment of conscious contemplation in their lives.
Kellett´s journey to find the perfect light sees him walking the streets for days before setting up his large format architectural camera and waiting to capture these intensely private moments. The way the buildings frame his photographs and his focus on the light creates a cinematic quality, providing a dramatic architectural backdrop to these unstaged scenes.
The abstract landscape series, Elemental Forms, Landscape Rearticulated, emerged as the artist’s direct response to her surroundings and to feeling a sense of well-being and security within the landscape. She believes that each locale has its specific identity, history, and emotional imprint. Her aim with this series is to record intangible aspects of the landscape, as she experiences them through immersion and observation, without the camera’s capacity for transcription. The photogram as a medium allows the artist to search for the essence of the place by using simplicity and abstraction.
Doug and Mike Starn
Doug and Mike Starn, American artists, identical twins, were born in 1961. They first received international attention at the 1987 Whitney Biennial, and for more than twenty years they were primarily known for working conceptually with photography. Their work has evolved through combining traditionally separate disciplines such as photography, sculpture, architecture–most notably their series Big Bambú. Major themes of their work include chaos, interconnection and interdependence.
The Lost Summer series consists of Tomlinson's recent prom portraits photographed in June 2020 as lockdown eased. The prom portraits capture the poignancy of a lost summer for teenagers who were unable to sit their school exams or mark this significant step in growing up and leaving school. With school proms cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the easing of lockdown, Tomlinson photographed 44 teenagers near her home in North London, all dressed up in their prom outfits. Instead of the usual settings of school halls or hotel function rooms, she captured them in their domestic outdoor spaces, of the gardens and streets where they live. They represent a loss and longing, but also celebrate each teenager as an individual, navigating this extraordinary time.