Through the Looking Glass

Originally written for Open Eye Gallery, 20/04/2015 With its delightfully obscure title, Yuki Onodera’s first body of work certainly doesn’t offer much insight into what each photograph actually is. In 1991, the young photographer entered her series You Are Running. I’m Waiting with Ears Like Dumbo’s to the very first New Cosmos Photography Award in Japan. Praised…

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The Art of Listening

When we step in front of a painting or when we stand at the base of a sculpture, our eyes take control of the show. Scanning the forms before us, they wander across lines, encounter combinations of colour and glance at the nearby wall text. The gallery is indebted to the act of seeing, visual perception…

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Robert Heinecken, “Lessons In Posing Subjects” @ Open Eye Gallery

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery’s blog, 11.12.2014 Saunter through Robert Heinecken’s Lessons in Posing Subjects this December and you’re likely to find yourself, quite inadvertently, re-enacting some of the models’ poses. Hand resting on one hip or tucked inside pockets, perhaps you even brush your hair nonchalantly from your face. Harmlessly trivial motions, so we thought,…

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery blog 16.03.2014 Wander through Open Eye Gallery’s latest exhibition Letizia Battaglia: Breaking The Code of Silence‘ and you will likely grimace at the cold-blooded murder, grieve at the devastating loss of life and shudder at Sicily’s violent, corrupt past. It is only once you transverse this emotional horizon that you…

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Picturing Prostitution

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery blog, 27.01.2014 In a provocative redressing of a universally stigmatised subject,Redeye’s event Picturing Prostitution, hosted at Open Eye Gallery, exposed a refreshing perspective on the sex work trade. In her series Precious, Jane Hilton explores the lives of sex workers in remote Nevadan ranches. The only state in which prostitution is legal, this…

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