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Ophelia in Aura

Today I was really pleased to find out that Ophelia #3 from my Ophelia series was selected for the group show ‘Aura’ at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon, USA.

Featuring 50 ethereal images from all over the world, the show ran from October 11th to November 4th 2014.  It’s a lovely space and I’m thrilled to be part of this exhibition.

Ophelia #3

Ophelia #3

LightBox Photographic Gallery was established in June 2009 to provide a center for the promotion of creative and alternative photography on the North Coast of Oregon. LightBox provides a venue where photographic artists may exhibit their work, share their vision, and inspire other photographers and individuals, and strives to exhibit a diversity of photographic styles and processes, to educate in these techniques and methods, and to influence the community in the recognition of photography as fine art.

 

extended run – Ophelia still on show at Shape Arts Gallery!

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.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

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)

Click here for more information and a map

Ophelia #2 - polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #2 – polaroid emulsion lift

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.

 

 

Ophelia at Shape Arts Gallery, Westfield Stratford – 2 weeks left!

The current group show at the Shape Arts Gallery, featuring Ophelia #1-4, has just 2 weeks left.

The exhibition is on until 18th October 2014, with work for sale by 20 artists – including etchings, photography, ceramics and paintings.

Ophelia #2

Ophelia #2

The Shape Arts 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)

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery until 18th October 2014

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery until 18th October 2014

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.

Although only images 1-4 of Edition 7 are in the exhibition, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.

Ophelia in the Polaroid Show

Image #1 from the Ophelia series will be showing at Doomed Gallery, Dalston, London on 12th-13th September.

Featuring Polaroid based work from over 100 photographers the exhibition is  at 65/67 Ridley Road,Dalston, London E8 2NP, and open on the following days/times:

Friday 12th September – 6-9pm
Saturday 13th September – 4-8pm

Friday’s opening also features Polaroid related talks from Kevin Mason and Joel Chernin between 7.30-8.30pm.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

From Monday 15th September all works will also be shown online

To find out more about the exhibition either check out (and follow) Doomed Gallery’s tumblr site or find them on Facebook.

Doomed Gallery exists to support and push photographers. Coming from the DIY scene they showcase the most exciting in both up-and-coming and established photographers, as well as visual artists.

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford

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 #1-4 at Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford

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:

Ophelia #4

Ophelia #4

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.

Shape Gallery, The Street, Westfield Stratford

Shape Gallery, The Street, Westfield Stratford

 

 

Lensculture Emerging Talent 2014 – early favourites

I’ve just stumbled across this and leapt out of my seat!

Ophelia’s in the middle of the second row

This is an album of editors favourite entries to their 2014 Emerging Talent competition (when you’re scrolling through I’m at 149).

Here’s a link to the album: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/jim-casper-collection-test-jc-1-july-2014

Ophelia #1

Ophelia #1

Although I didn’t make it to the top 50, there were thousands of entries from 94 countries so I’m really happy to have had my work showcased in this album and on their facebook page as part of the competition.  Congratulations to the winners!

Too see more from my Ophelia series take a look at my website

…late additions (Alma Street Fair today!)

Today!!   Sunday 27th July, from 12-7pm at Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5, London

As well as 5 complete sets (and a handful of single images) of the Ophelia series, I’ve some teeny tiny prints of other photographic works – some new, some not so new, and a couple of my old favourites too.

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

Perfect for small budgets, prints include a selection of interesting trees and plants, a striking section of rock (which reminds me of the Boyle family), and an impressive bird – a new image from the series Heralds (faded glory).

Heralds (faded glory)

Heralds (faded glory)

Regents Park, spring 2014

Regents Park, spring 2014

There’ll also be 6 prints from my new series Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow – more information on this work later but here’s an image from the series:

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

There are two stages, and lots of lovely food and goodies for sale on Alma Street.

Inkerman Road is also transformed into an outdoor art gallery filled with exhibitions, print sales and art workshops.  This is where you’ll find me from 12-7pm.

 

You can follow this year’s festival on twitter: @AlmaStreetFair

Or you can read more about it here: http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2014/07/23/alma-street-fair-back-back-back-plus-two-check/

LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014 – week 1 entries

LensCulture have just posted the Editors’ favourite new entries from week 1 of the competition – and mine is included!!

Here’s a link to my photo in the album: Ophelia #1 by Nicola Jayne Maskrey

There’s a great range of photographs – all styles and genres from all over the world.

You can see all of these photographs here: Lensculture Emerging Talent – Week 1 favourites

They’ll be posting weekly installments of new entries right up until the closing date, to their 169,000 followers on their facebook page

 

Ophelia #1 - LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014, week 1 Editors' favourite new entries

Ophelia #1 – LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014, week 1 Editors’ favourite new entries

You can see the rest of this series on my website: www.njmaskrey.com

LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2014

Last night I entered my Ophelia #1-6 series into the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2014

…and today I found this in my newsfeed!

Ophelia #1 on Facebook!

Ophelia #1 on Facebook!

I haven’t stopped smiling all day – it’s so encouraging to get good feedback!

THANK YOU! to LensCulture for sharing my work, and to everyone who’s been liking and sharing it.

Here’s a link to their facebook page where they’re showing a selection of entries, including mine: https://www.facebook.com/lensculture

 

LensCulture is a fantastic organisation that supports and promotes photographers the world over,  so if you’ve got work of your own to share then go for it! You can enter their competition here: www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2014

 

You can see the Ophelia #1-6 series in full at www.lensculture.com/npicola, or at my website www.njmaskrey.com.

And if you fancy a spot of shopping you will soon be able to buy limited edition, original emulsion lifts prints from this series at my Artfinder store – or contact me directly if you can’t wait.

 

New exhibition opens today!

Ophelia #1-6 will be showing from today until 2nd June 2014 at VAI, 200 Pentonville Road, N1 9JP

I’m exhibiting alongside artists Kevin Hope and Cinzia Castellano.

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday by appointment, but if you would like to come to the Private View party on the evening of Tuesday 6th May contact Elinor.Hopson-Hill@vai.org.uk.

April 14

Ophelia #1-6  is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to previous artistic interpretations.

Original Polaroid emulsion lifts of underwater photographs subjected to a series of processes that simultaneously intensify and degrade the image. The destructive yet delicate nature of the water-based emulsion lift continues the themes of the subject matter and ensures that each print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.

Limited edition run of 30 sets of original prints onto acid free water-colour paper, handmade by the artist from this now discontinued Polaroid film. Each unframed print is numbered and signed recto, and mounted under conservation grade board.

All work is for sale, for more information about my work please contact me.