Exhibitions - Page 2 of 6

MARK STANLEY

Is mise Mark Stanley - an Internet Marketing Manager by day, and an amateur photographer by night. I started using a digital SLR around three years ago and have been experimenting since. I love using photoshop to make something special from something otherwise quite ordinary. Check out my website for more.

JULIA FREDENBURG

For several years, I've worked on a project in California's Central Valley, specifically focusing on photographing small towns surrounding Sacramento. It has been a product of several years, several dozen disposable cameras, and hundreds of levee road miles. I am a photographer originally from Sacramento, CA, but currently living in Kansas City, MO and living high on the hog, shooting weddings, the local Kansas City environs, and freelance work. I recently graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz and received a B.A. in Art with an emphasis on photography and a B.A. in Mathematics with an emphasis on theoretical or pure mathematics.

LEE KENDALL

Lee Kendall is 33 years old and hails from Liverpool, England. He holds a Ph.D in History of Art (Liverpool John Moore"s University, 2006) and is currently working out his frustrations through work such as this. Aside from NCH his most recent exhibitions have included a contribution for this years "Digitalshow" exhibition, "Futuresonic 2008" Manchester, England, and "My Voice" at RappCity Art Gallery, Colorado, USA.
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ALEX & COCCO

Distil Ennui is a collection of photographs that attempt to present the beguiling beauty of our everyday confinements, re-proposing the forgotten. Images whose essence is derived from the ordinary, displaced and the overlooked.

The work in our personal portfolios is always presented 'as shot', allowing the images to flow and connect to each other with ease and sophistication. Rather than appearing precious and overly concerned with aesthetics, they more evidently describe a life and eye made behind the camera by way of representation.

It is important to note that every environmental scene entered, spontaneous or intended is always left undisturbed, thus establishing a predominant focal point for the work.

With many of our images, subjects appear floating in a black space that neither interferes nor disrupts the subject matter. In fact the collaboration within this void offers a serene and dreamlike sensation with images broken into positive and negative spaces. Life, pleasure, pain, birth, flesh and death are ever present.

The emphasis is on seeing beyond the limitations of an individual perspective, a way of mapping the extent of the greater forces, invisible from a single human standpoint. Images that do suggest cultural and social issues do so in a way that is not forceful or aggressive, but more open to you, the viewers for interpretation.~

Past Exhibitions:-
March 2006 - The Colour Candy, a solo exhibition of large format prints. New York.
August 2004 - Tokyo By Night, a solo exhibition of large format prints. London.
August 2003 - No Logo, a solo exhibition from nineteen studio sittings from strangers pulled in from the street. New York.

MARK LEWIS HORST

Early on, I learned about clay and making pottery. I loved the feeling of clay between my fingers as I worked on the potter's wheel, pulling form from a lump of earth. At college I managed the pottery studio for three years, while studying printmaking and drawing.

After 22 years of professional life, I have felt the old love reinstating itself. The clay has some kind of grip on my heart. As a painter, I find that paint resembles clay in many respects and I have learned to love the work of pulling form from the colored mud.

I paint what I see, the people and things that draw my eye. The more I look, the more there is to observe. The world opens up and flowers; the mud takes form. My painting, like the world I see, is unfolding, in motion and disconcertingly unwilling to be tacked to a specimen tray. The butterflies' wings sweep the light.

Artist's Statement
For me painting is about seeing and the process of coming to know the world in a deep way. Yet the world is never finished and the joy of seeing it is never complete and so my painting points to the fleeting, the almost, the slanted, the glimpsed& to the life that is always present and so difficult to touch.

KELLY BURGESS

In my work I am interested in examining the psychological and how it manifests itself visually. I find myself photographing my life a lot, cataloguing moments to legitimize my responses to certain situations.

A lot of my work is self portraiture that documents both the physical and emotional effects of absence. I am working to photograph the figurative distance of forty-three miles and the struggles and conflicts that arise from the physical distance.

I am a 21-year-old photography student in my junior year of studies at the Art Institute of Boston. I currently live and work in Brookline, MA.

BRENDAN BAKER

Aesthetically I seem to be pulled to situations where darkness meets a unique and sometimes unconventional source of light. This is almost entirely unplanned: it's what I find beautiful. I don't try to make a deep artistic statement with much of my work, it just is what it is. It calls to me, or it doesn't. Most shots of my hometown of Vancouver Canada exhibit this: a simple interpretation of something I find beautiful.

My photography from various development projects in Africa (Senegal and Gambia) is motivated by much more. It's a love for the culture, its vibrancy and resiliency, its frustration and pain. It's a small part of a larger passion to help the world understand and empathise with many of Africa's problems and celebrate in its beauty. To most on the continent, Afica isn't famine or war. It's the struggle to access clean water. It's the joy of a wedding celebration. It's the love for and protection of family. And to a Canadian looking in from the outside, it's very close to the essence of what is important. And maybe that's still the theme, a Canadian in Senegal trying to catch the spot where the darkness of poverty and incredible challenge meets the unique light of human spirit.

GROUP SHOW 2006

That time of year again, 2006 was a great year for the site, with loads of new shows and artists. So to celebrate in our usual fashion previous exhibitors come together to show some of their new work. Hope you enjoy this the third group show. Make sure to check out each artists original show on the exhibition page. Many thanks to all the contributing artists!

ROB O'CONNOR

I am a twenty-five year old student living in Dublin City, Ireland. I am currently studying photography in DIT. I use a digital D70 most of the time, and sometimes film cameras, but only when I have to! I started this series about one year ago, and have really enjoyed it. All the images were taken with my Nokia 6680 mobile phone. On average, each final large image is comprised of 25 smaller ones. By merging them together, the scene is created. The toilet for me is something that mirrors the personality of who uses it regularly. I want to tell a story of what happens outside the toilet walls. Where is it? Who lives or works there? What age are they? What lifestyle do they have? The answers to these questions lie in the image. I used a mobile phone for this project because it was quick to use, and easy to move around, what was usually, a small space. The time to take each scene, was the same length one would normally stay in a toilet. This is just the start, as I hope to add to this series for a long time into the future. My aim is to build it up to over 200 images.