Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Of Black Glass and Nasty Yellow

Bunker /House, Dominique Rey

            Abigail Reynolds at Ambach & Rice       
Black glass and nasty yellow have been on my mind this past year. Whilst in Liverpool I saw some interesting work by the artist Abigail Reynolds, with a connection to collage, at Bluecoat Another piece of work by Reynolds pinged a resonant elastic band with my Bunker /House (still no definitive title) and most recently the hotly disputed yellow window mount for my "Meeting Place" collage shown during my In Process residency in March. Perhaps it is the wasp syndrome?

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Two photography darkrooms

Photographed on my recent research trip to Liverpool, this is at the National Trust owned, former house of Mr And Mrs Chambre Hardman, well-known portrait and documentary photographers around Liverpool.   The house is itself like stepping into a tinted snapshot from the 1940's and 1950's; higly photogenic particularly with some interesting lighting.  The darkrooms seemed fascinating both by daylight and redlight and the ticking clock and the ground floor was stacked high with yellow Kodak boxes. Just the redolent smells of the chemicals missing, but nevertheless transported back to my childhood.

Persian textile pattern detail on House.