I’ve just heard that Ophelia #1 and #2 are continuing their stay at the Shape Gallery in Westfield Stratford City, as part of a diverse range of work for exhibition and sale.
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)
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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 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.
I repeatedly printed and re-photographed the images using lo-fi techniques to intensify and degrade them, and then 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 and ensuring that each print is completely unique in its appearance.
This is a limited edition run of a total 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 1-2 of Edition 7 are on display at the Shape Gallery, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.
The Shape Gallery showcases some of the UK’s most exciting disabled artists, featuring works by both well-known names and new talent.
Until 17th January the gallery is also showing [In]Visible – this year’s Shape Open.