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this table is sad… Contemplation

An image from my series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it‘ will be in the exhibition ‘Contemplation‘ at PH21 Gallery, Budapest.

Featuring an eclectic mix of work from photographers all over the world, the exhibition explores the contemplative nature of photography.

The exhibition is from 8th-28th January 2015 at

PH21 Gallery
Szkéné Theatre
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
H-1111 Budapest
Műegyetem rkpt. 3.

The private view is on 8th January – to find out more take a look at the PH21 Gallery facebook page.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

PH21 Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space established in 2012 in Budapest, Hungary. The mission of the gallery is to provide group and solo exhibition opportunities and international exposure for contemporary photographers around the world.

To find out more about the exhibition, or to see other works click here.

To see more image from my series please take a look at my website.

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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 #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 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.

New exhibition of Ophelia prints – the full set!

I’ve just finished making a new set of Ophelia series Polaroid emulsion lifts – all ready for exhibition at Voluntary Action Islington from 8th April 2014! More info on that coming soon…

Ophelia in progress

Ophelia in progress

Come find me on Artfinder…

You can now find me, and buy limited or single edition prints, at my Artfinder shop: www.artfinder.com/npicola.

Artfinder is a global marketplace for affordable authentic art, connecting independent artists and galleries with art lovers.

With a wide range of paintings, photographs and prints from artists all over the world, Artfinder artists only sell single or limited edition works. You can search for individual artists, or browse by media,price range, or theme.

My work for sale includes:

  • Single edition hand made lith prints and selected limited edition reproduction Giclee prints from ‘Chasing Shadows
  • Limited edition Giclee prints from ‘Adventures in a Suburban Garden‘, as well as this table is sad…‘, and also ‘…and then I was the wind
  • Limited edition hand made Polaroid Emulsion Lifts from ‘Ophelia #1-6′ as well as selected limited edition reproduction Giclee prints (coming soon)
  • I’ll also be selling selected limited edition Giclee prints of other single works and series – ranging from time to time

Here are some examples of what you can find:

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows – steps

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it one is sitting at it

Night Tent (St Ives)

Night Tent (St Ives)

You can buy work outright directly from artists as well as galleries, and also buy art now and pay later in installments through Artfinder’s interest free credit scheme.  Buyers are protected by Artfinder’s free Refund and Returns policy

Women’s Work is touring!

Following its recent success at Resource for London, Women’s Work moves next to St Luke’s Community Centre.  Curated by Shiri Shalmy, this exhibition of emerging and established Islington artists explores the cultural, social, political and domestic lives of women.

Opening event: Thursday 14 November 6.30- 8.30pm (refreshments available)
St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ
RSVP info@slpt.org.uk by 12th November
 

Amongst work by other artists, the exhibition includes two images from my Ophelia series, made in response to other interpretations of the story.

“Although on the one hand still and peaceful, Maskrey nonetheless succeeds in bringing an unmistakable air of violence to her work which see conventional notions of the feminine being ruthlessly unravelled.” Ellen Davis-Walker

Ophelia #1-6

Ophelia #1-6

These are original Polaroid Emulsion Lifts onto acid free water colour paper.   The very nature of the process continues the theme of the subject matter, and ensures that each print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.

Signed recto, mounted on conservation grade board.  Each print is unique and handmade by me. Image size – approximately 12cm x 9cm, mount size A3.  Total edition run of 30 sets.

If you’re interested in exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.

Women’s Work exhibition opens this week!

The Women’s Work exhibition opens this week at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.

The exhibition launches with a celebratory event on Wednesday 11th, 5-7pm, and then runs until the end of October.  For more information and opening times go to: http://www.therowanartsproject.com/whats_on

Organised in partnership by Rowan Arts with Trust for London and curated by Shiri Shalmy, the exhibition Women’s Work features work by emergent and established Islington artists exploring women’s cultural, social, political and domestic lives.

I’ve two images in the show – the first two in my Ophelia series of limited edition polaroid emulsion lifts.

Here’s Ophelia #1.  I’m also very pleased to say thank you to Rowan Arts for choosing Ophelia #2 as one of the promotional images for the show!

Ophelia #1

Ophelia #1 from the series Ophelia #1-6.
Limited edition polaroid emulsion lifts onto water colour paper.

These are original Polaroid Emulsion Lifts onto acid free water colour paper.  Signed recto, mounted on conservation grade board.  Each print is unique and handmade by me.

Shot underwater, the photographs are made into Polaroid 669 prints and soaked in a hot water bath to lift the emulsion containing the image from the paper beneath. The emulsion is then floated onto water colour paper and arranged into position. The very nature of the process continues the theme of the subject matter, and ensures that each print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.

Image size – approximately 12cm x 9cm, mount size A3.  Total edition run of 30 sets.

If you’re interested exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.

PHOTOMONTH PHOTOFAIR!

I’ll be sharing a stall with Inga Tillere at this year’s PHOTOMONTH PHOTOFAIR.

We’ll be selling a range of photography based wares to suit all budgets – such as fancy framed single edition prints from Chasing Shadows, mounted limited edition prints from the Ophelia series, and handmade greeting cards and postcards.  If you’re in the area come say hello!

old coffee cup

old coffee cup

PHOTOMONTH PHOTOFAIR

Saturday 6th October, 10am-6pm. Admission Free.

Spitalfields Traders Market, (Liverpool St tube)

100 stalls and stands with photographers selling prints, galleries, books, magazines, products and services. A great opportunity to buy new work at very reasonable prices.

London Calling Photographers stopped by and gave me a mention on their blog posting about Polaroid Emulsion Lifts. Thanks!