PHOTOLITA EXHIBITION OPENING AT FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, LONDON JULY 9TH 2010 | Addenda

PHOTOLITA EXHIBITION OPENING AT FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, LONDON JULY 9TH 2010

PHIL HALE 􏰀 TOM HUNTER 􏰀 MICHELE TURRIANI 􏰀 SIMON LARBALESTIER 􏰀 CHARLOTTE HEAL 􏰀 GUY PATERSON 􏰀 SARAH ROESINK 􏰀 RACHEL THOMSON

PHOTOLITA EXHIBITION OPENING AT FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, LONDON JULY 9TH 2010

PHOTOLITA is an antidote to Photoshop, reflecting a growing rejection amongst artists of the ubiqui- tous ease of a digital aesthetic. The artist’s role is to say no to the common currency and to find their own way. The group of artists in this show have chosen to work with analogue photographic processes, drawing on the unpredictability of light and the deliberate pursuit of chance. Away from the screen and in the sun- light or darkroom there is less control, and a directness that can be open-ended, creatively satisfying and risk-taking. The artists are guided by their own restless interest in the world, and their perspective in PHOTOLITA is the recognition of incomplete knowledge. The work experiments with the earliest forms of photography, cyanotype and van dyke, liquid emulsion, instant Polariod, infrared and panoramic film, pinhole and cameraless photography. At the opening of PHOTOLITA, Michele Turriani will be delivering a live black and white dark room performance and there will be a short documentary to accompany the show, filmed on Super 8 by Phil Hale.

ARTISTS IN PHOTOLITA

􏰀 PHIL HALE 􏰀

Phil Hale is a London-based painter whose work has been heavily influenced by his own experimentation in analogue photography. With film supplied by The Impossible Project (www.impossibleprojects.com) and a Polariod SX-70 camera he will take a series of black and white abstracted head shots of his fellow artists and writers in East London.The intention is to include the Polaroids unique presence as a relic of the event itself. Phil Hale was best known for his illustration work for Playboy, Stephen King, Warner Bros and others in the 1990s. In 2000 he made the transition to portraiture and fine art. His portraits have included Thomas Ades for the National Portrait gallery in London and Tony Blair’s official portrait for the House of Commons. His paintings hang in numerous public and private collections including Lords Cricket Grounds, the National Portrait Gallery, the Jerwood foundation and the Royal Portrait Painter’s society. Solo shows include Mockingbirds/Relaxeder at the Jerwood Space, and Urge Ourselves Under at Five Hundred Dollars, London.

http://www.mockingbirdsrelaxeder.com

􏰀 TOM HUNTER 􏰀

Internationally renowned photographer Tom Hunter uses a pinhole camera to photograph places of worship in his local area of East London. Tom Hunter graduated from the London College of Printing with a BA First Class Honours [1994], Hunter took his MA at the Royal College of Art, London [1997]. In 1998, Hunter won the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award. In 2006 Hunter was the first artist to have a photography show at the National Gallery, London.He currently lives and works in London. His work is often particular, but not exclusive, to the community of travellers he knows as neigh- bours and friends in East London. He has exhibited work both nationally and internationally, in solo and group shows and is also a Senior Research Fellow of the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

􏰀 MICHELE TURRIANI 􏰀

http://www.tomhunter.org

Photographer Michele Turriani has over twenty years experience in the dark room often manipulating his images to stunning effect. He will be doing a live photography performance at the show, shooting directly onto 10 x 8 paper negatives. Visitors will be invited to take part and follow their image as it is developed, contact printed and displayed. Michele Turriani trained in Urbino as a graphic designer and art director. He moved to London in the 90’s and worked in the music industry with the formidable ADS such as Vaughan Oliver at 4AD and Rob O’conner at Stylorouge. He currently works in fashion, editorial and advertising with clients including Levi’s, Pirelli, Champion, Lee Jeans and Heineken. He undertook a live large format Polariod performance at the BAFTAS, photographing among others Claude Schiffer, Dame Helen Mirren, Diane Kruger and Juliette Lewis.

http://www.micheleturriani.com

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