BEYOND POWER EXHIBITION: Wed 16 - Sat 27 Feb OFFICIAL OPENING: Thu 17 Feb, 6 - 8pm @ Rugby Art Gallery and Museum Admission Free Beyond is a joint project between Light House and Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, mentoring 4 emerging photographers from the Midlands to make new work on the theme of POWER. Their creative interpretations of the theme include religion, technology, psychology and man versus beast. Beyond Power will be a dynamic group show premiering the brand new work by all four photographers. The exhibition will be on show at Floor One Gallery in Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from Wed 16 - Sat 27 Feb with the official opening on Thu 17 Feb, 6 - 8pm, when the photographers will be on hand to talk about their work. Admission to the exhibition and opening is free. The Photographers: (From top-bottom) Carl Jaycock Carl uses printing techniques and photographic imagery to create optical illusions and two works in one. His interpretation of power is concerned with Catholicism. Dave Roche Dave’s vision stems from a desire to create dramatic imagery. The different types of psychological power people have over one another has been visual interpreted using circus imagery. Glen Stoker Glen’s work is steeped in dark humour with hues of tragicomedy. His juxtaposition of roadkill and taxidermy represents man’s power over beast. Stephen Harper Stephen’s work tries to show us how our dependence on technology has been elevated to a point of almost mystical, god-like status. Beyond was devised by Monica Fernandez, Arts Development Officer for Rugby Borough Council, and Kathryn Kliszat, Curator for Light House. This is the first time the two organisations have worked together across the region to mentor photographers. The Jackson Twins, photographic artists based in the West Midlands, acted as mentors for the project offering feedback and insights into becoming a professional photographer.
For more info visit: http://light-house.co.uk/visit/galleries/beyond