National Open Art Exhibition 2013
14th November to 30th November
The National Open Exhibition 2013 at the Minerva Theatre Chichester was a very diverse exhibition. I found all of it interesting and it made me wonder what the judges criteria was.
I was however mainly drawn to photography
There was a certain theme amongst a few of the photographers and this was ruins.
152 x 122 cm
(Ma Photography Present Historia, 2010)
105 x 70 cm
(Exhibition at London Art 13, 2013)
C type photo print
91 x 122 cms
(Barry Cawston, 2013)
I love this aesthetic. All places look slightly stately but in a state of disarray. Things worn, used almost crumbling is the affect of time and use. These places where well used but also forgotten. A lot of visuals that appeal to me are things that are imperfect so this sits well. I found it interesting that there was a distinct theme
Another piece that I was interested in was Pete Burke’s Commercial Way. I could not find an image of the photo but it was of a view through an industrialised gridded wall window. The view behind is of greenery. I like the juxtaposition and the geometry used within the photo.
49 x 59 cm
One thing I did take note of was all the different photographic printing techniques. There are so many to get your head round but the end results where so crisp and inviting, it is something I will consider more carefully in the future
Ma Photography Present Historia, 2010. Available at: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/whats-on/student-shows/past-shows-and-events/ma2010-ma-photography-present-historia (Accessed on 21st May 2014)
Exhibition at London Art 13, 2013 Available at: http://www.ginasoden.co.uk/exhibition-at-london-art-13/ (Accessed on 21st May 2014)
Barry Cawston, 2013. Available at: http://www.morgandaviesart.com/artists/barry-cawston (Accessed on 21st May 2014)