10th March 2006

 

EXHIBITION TO EXPLORE CHANGING FACE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Experimental photographic artwork by seven artists from Britain and the United States will be on show at the Sam Scorer Gallery in Lincoln this month.

 

Work by Philip Eastwood, Clive McCarthy, Paul Middleton and Chloe Twells from the University of Lincoln and Stephanie Knopp, Dennis Kuronen and Rebecca Michaels from the United States will make up the exhibition ‘Parallel Visions’.

 

The work on show will be a fusion of high and low technology in photography, produced via a lens but varying in style and type, including prints made with mobile phones, photographs taken with toy cameras and then digitally manipulated, direct optical transfers and more traditional approaches.

 

“As progress and innovation rapidly engulf us, the digitisation of photography has amounted to nothing less than a revolution,” said exhibition curator Chloe Twells.

 

“With improved technology and relative affordability digital photography has become democratised. Digital cameras have been in circulation for over a decade, but recent improvements in digital print technology mean that we have arrived at yet another milestone in the history of photography.

 

“In this exhibition subject matter may range from architecture and portraiture to documentary and landscape but its importance is in its examination of how the work is produced and what value it has in culture. Are the modern methods of image- making changing the aesthetics of photography and, therefore, its meaning?“

 

The exhibition opens on Tuesday 28th March (preview from 6pm to 8pm) and runs until Sunday 9th April, opening from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

 

A symposium is planned for 2006/07 in which the exhibitors will present papers alongside guest speakers. It is hoped that Parallel Visions will continue as a bi-annual event of national and international importance, placing Lincoln firmly on the cultural map.

 

The project has been supported and funded by the Arts Council, England, Lincolnshire County Council and the University of Lincoln.

 

Contact the Sam Scorer Gallery on 01522 895239.

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk