Antonio Marguet & Others

26 May - 19 August 2017

Remote Crocodile Tears

 

Whilst showing a selection of the best in contemporary art photography it will specifically showcase the spellbinding work of highly regarded Spanish artist Antonio Marguet.

Marguet has a background in fine art, but his works bring together a range of interdisciplinary skills. He carefully constructs highly theatrical re-presentations of nature and forms by using an eclectic selection of artificial props. The bizarre and witty captions offer an insight into the thought process behind the the striking candy-coloured arrangements.

The highly original, unconventional and often humorous results are carefully photographed before the originals are destroyed – the photograph ultimately therefore becoming the only remaining record of the object. Working at the boundary between sculpture, installation and photography Marguet is fascinated by the use of props and surrogates. Images become objects, the real is concealed and the photograph becomes a mythological or fetishistic object.

Marguet’s work has received widespread recognition including selection for the highly respected Catlin Guide in 2011 and was selected as a Saatchi ‘New Sensation’ in 2012.

Other photographic works being shown include pieces from John Stezaker, Minhong Pyo, Gilbert & George, Mariah Robertson, Julie Cockburn, Tacita Dean, Virgilio Ferrera,  Martin Parr and Giacomo Brunelli.

All works are available for purchase.

Opening Event:  26 May 2017 12-6pm

This exhibition will run from 26 May - 19 August 2017

Open Thursday – Sunday 12 – 6pm