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Curated by Ruth Bridget Brennan
3rd – 9th May 2013
Preview: Friday 3rd May, 7-9pm
White Art presents three photographic bodies of work at HOUSE in May of this year. Three contemporary practitioners address the nature of the institutionalised gallery space through three strands of white.
Born in 1992 Jack is a photographic artist from a small town outside Southend-on-sea in Essex. Jack is now based in North-West London.
The Harrison Museum, explores the dishonesty of the photograph, playing with truth and lies, reality and fiction. Photographer Jack Carvosso has fabricated an entire collection of sculptures by Arthur Harrison, who, to the viewers knowledge spent a lifetime accumulating these objects.
Born in rural Northamptonshire Ruth Bridget Brennan is a visual artist based in London. Ruth works within the Fine Art framework, centring her practice on colour photography and colour darkroom processes.
Frustrated with the display of contemporary photographic portraiture in the gallery, Untitled comments on the interaction of the viewer with the portrait in the white cube setting. The way in which contemporary portraiture is displayed depends heavily on post-production techniques, creating a densely detailed portrait which leaves no room for sentimental representation of subject.
Avon Ammanda Bashida (born Copenhagen, Denmark 1986) began her studies at Parsons the New School of Design in New York before moving to London. Avon Bashida is of Danish/American mixed race descent. Being of different nationalities and a racial mix of African American/Native American and Caucasian have brought a natural interest to how the interaction of different lives take form. Her work often circles around the placement and function of the human body.
The last project, Inspired by frequent visits to MoMA, NY — where Avon Bashida observed/noticed the racial disparity between those attending the museum as visitors, and those ensuring security as employees of the museum — the artist explores how race is still defined. The project is realised on three framed, hand printed, black and white diptychs.
White Art has been supported by Hevey Building Supplies Ltd and GRS Roadstone Ltd.
Notes to editors:
All three participating artists are currently in their second year at the University of Westminster studying BA (Hons) Photographic Arts.