sara pickering: aim & fire

NewImage.pnglocus+, in part­ner­ship with the north east pho­tog­ra­phy net­work (nepn) and durham art gallery are proud to present aim & fire, the first solo exhi­bi­tion of pho­tographs by sarah pick­er­ing in the north east. the exhi­bi­tion includes work from the explo­sion, inci­dent and fire scene series as well as celes­tial objects, a new com­mis­sion by locus+, in part­ner­ship with nepn.



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chris bracey — i’ve looked up to heaven and been down to hell » scream

chris_bracey_-_love_and_hate_1from the scream gallery web­site:

scream is proud to present lon­don-based light artist chris bracey’s first uk solo exhi­bi­tion. chris bracey has worked with neon and lights for over thir­ty years and the title of this exhi­bi­tion alludes to his remark­able jour­ney and career. bracey has acquired a vast fan base includ­ing com­mis­sions from high-pro­file clients such as david lachapelle, stel­la mccart­ney, mar­tin creed and vivi­enne west­wood. bracey has also pro­vid­ed dra­mat­ic instal­la­tions for films such as kubrick’s eyes wide shut, burton’scharlie and the choco­late fac­to­ry and the bat­man films. many of bracey’s works are self-pro­duced neons, ref­er­enc­ing pop­u­lar cul­ture – “shine a light in the dark­ness of your soul” was writ­ten by mar­tin gore from depeche mode and “there is a light that nev­er goes out” is from a song by the smiths. the exhi­bi­tion also includes icon­ic imagery from tat­too cul­ture such as “love & hate”, las vegas and the streets of soho. bracey also sal­vages old lights from fair­grounds, film props and vin­tage signs to re-work and re-gen­er­ate them into con­tem­po­rary pop sculp­tures that lumi­nate and con­jure a sense of won­der, nos­tal­gia and glam­our.

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deep sleep mag: illusion

the lon­don based online pho­to mag has just pub­lished its 7th issue. it’s an inter­est­ing and unusu­al web­site. it’s run like a print peri­od­i­cal rather than a web­site in that it comes out ful­ly formed like a real print mag. on a new­stand. run by ian teh and oth­ers, deep sleep aims to show­case the best of con­tem­po­rary lon­don pho­tog­ra­phy from the per­son­al port­fo­lios of con­trib­u­tors. any­one can sub­mit work for pub­li­ca­tion, but it must be based around a pre-announced theme.


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