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Chasing Shadows at Islington Exhibits – documentation

Thanks to Rowan Arts and Islington Exhibits 2013 for giving me the opportunity; this installation is something I’d wanted to create for a long time.

Here are some documentary images, and some footage (without sound), and a record of viewer comments.

Images:

Chasing Shadows - time based installation

Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 1

Chasing Shadows - time based installation

Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 2

 Some of the lovely comments left by visitors:

“Exquisitely, skilfully crafted photographs. I love the movement, the merging of one image and sense into another.  You have a gift for finding such serene beauty in the easy to pass by scenes of everyday life.”

“I liked the rambling impact of nature against buildings.  The urban mundanity and beauty, emphasised by plants, trees, shadows, walls, windows makes my senses dream.”

“It perfectly demonstrates how things are really out of our control.”

“Has a strangely compelling quality – the way the images move through a journey – and each time you look you find yourself drawn in further.”

“I love the way the prints almost pour into each other.  It’s very hypnotic.”

“It is wonderful the way that very ordinary everyday things are transformed into something very mysterious.”

“I could feel the same dreamlike gaze that you must have had on your night walk.  It took me back to memories of my own walks at night time – the larger than life plants, the dark leaves but bright flowers.  For some reason I find the vegetation says more at night and that really came across through the texture and light and shade.”

Footage:

I had a great time meeting people and seeing/hearing their responses, and I learned so much more about the work from those interactions. Thanks everyone!

To see the full series take a look at my website.  If you’re interested exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.

If you want to find out more about Islington Exhibits 2013 take a look at this video

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Love and Death (part 3)

Corner at the back of Butterfield Green (off Howitt Close, off Allen Road, N16 – listed on Google Maps as Factory Road/Spenser Grove)

Love and Death (part 3)

Good shadow courtesy of Andy Lowe

Love and Death (part 3)

Original photograph from this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (F-CNV00079 – image #13)

Meanwhile, in the alley behind The Auld Shillelagh part 2 is long gone,   but in the alley behind Gibson Gardens part 1 is still going strong:

Love and Death (part 1) at 11 weeks

with Inga Tillere

luogoComune Exhibition

The luogoComune Projects will be exhibiting at the Galleria Ex Pescheria, Via Pescheria, 23. Cesena (FC), Italy, from 29th December 2010 to 16th January 2011.

42 artists from Europe and America participated in the projects between 2006-2010, learning and sharing experiences through creative projects and ideas.

luogoComune#3 is focused on a collective reflection on the concept of the roundabout – on the cultural and aesthetical meaning of the town-planning scheme redefined by the appearance of roundabouts, and their radical transformation of one of the founding values of the western civility: the crossroad.

For luogoComune#3 I studied Newington Green,  a roundabout in North East London with a village green at its centre.  For more information click here.

For more information (in Italian) on the luogoComune projects take a look at this pdf: luogoComunelab

 

 

Chasing Shadows at Candid Arts Trust

I’m exhibiting Chasing Shadows at the Candid Arts Trust Mixed Media Show from 15th-20th June 2010.  From 12-6pm daily at 3 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ

Here’s a flyer for the show:

Candid Arts Trust Mixed Media Show 150610-200610

And, amongst loads of other stuff including sculpture and illustration, here’s what you can go see in the flesh:

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows - window

Chasing Shadows - leaves

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows - shutters

All works for sale! for more info please feel free to get in touch

Chasing Shadows exhibition!

7 images from Chasing Shadows are on display at the Acoustic Cafe, Newington Green, London N16.

All works are for sale – contact me for more information: www.njmaskrey.com

Chasing Shadows - shutters

Chasing Shadows - shutters

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows - cables

Chasing Shadows - cables

Chasing Shadows - leaves

Chasing Shadows - leaves

Chasing Shadows - window

Chasing Shadows - window

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows - wire

Chasing Shadows - wire

Chasing Shadows is a night journey – a sleepwalk through a silent world bereft of people.  As the quality of evening light transforms the everyday into a dreamlike state, familiar urban landscapes disappear underneath resilient vegetation.

Long exposure night photographs are hand printed using a lith technique (an alternative wet printing process) to create a degraded aesthetic closer to illustration than photography.  The very nature of the process ensures that each image is visually unique, and in this instance the choice of a now discontinued fibre based paper enforces a single edition body of work.