Ophelia #1-4 are now exhibiting at the Shape Gallery in Westfield Stratford City.
The exhibition is on until 18th October 2014, with work for sale by 20 artists – including etchings, photography, ceramics and paintings.
The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm, at:
Westfield Stratford City, 91/92 The Street, London, E20 1EJ
(nearest station Stratford – Jubilee, Central, DLR, Overground lines)
Here’s a shot of my work in situ:
Ophelia #1-6 is a limited edition run of 30 sets of hand made original prints, signed recto and mounted on conservation grade board. Print size 12cm x 9cm, mount size 30cm x 42cm.
Although only images 1-4 of Edition 7 are in the exhibition, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.
Here’s an image from the series:
About Ophelia #1-6:
Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text. Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.
After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to intensify and degrade them. In the final stage I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.
You can see the full set on my website.
About Shape Arts:
The Shape Gallery showcases some of the UK’s most exciting disabled artists, featuring contemporary works by both well-known names and new talent, bringing vibrant energy to Westfield Stratford’s stylish outdoor quarter, ‘The Street’. Right by the Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City is Europe’s largest urban shopping and leisure centre.
In case you want to know what exactly you’re looking for – here is a photograph of Shape’s lovely light and spacious gallery, right next to lots of cafes selling tasty food.