Following on from my involvement at the Flash Forward Festival in Boston, I have work featuring in two more exhibitions this summer. The first, which I’ve mentioned in a previous post, is the London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery.
2012 marks the 80th anniversary of the Gallery’s open submission exhibition which started in 1932 as the East End Academy, and then later became the Whitechapel Open and now finally the London Open. It has showcased artists early in their careers such as Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Bob & Roberta Smith, Richard Wentworth and Rachel Whiteread. This year, there were over 1800 applicants, from which, just thirty five were selected for the show.
I am excited to be exhibiting my work at this prestigious gallery, alongside such a diverse group of established and emerging artists. I will be exhibiting a set of large format prints from my Athabasca series, which looks at the environmental impact of the oil sands industry on the landscape of Northern Alberta, Canada.
The exhibition opens on the 4th July and runs until the 14th September 2012, and will feature work in a diverse range of media from photography, painting, sculpture, film and textile to installation and performance.
I also found out recently that my portrait of John Hurt (below) has been selected for the Foto8 Summer Show at their gallery on Honduras Street in London. This is the 5th year of the annual exhibition and will “feature 159 framed photographs, selected from some 3200 entries spanning over 30 countries”. It runs from 7th July to 18th August.
If you’re passionate about photography, there is a lot going on this summer to keep you busy. Here are a few suggestions to check out in London over the next month.
The London Festival of Photography, which runs until the end of June, has a lot to offer… of which I highly recommend going to check out Simon Robert’s Let this be a Sign at The Swiss Cottage Gallery and The Great British Public at Dog Eared Gallery. Then there is the excellent Ed Burtynsky’s exhibition Oil at the refurbished Photographer’s Gallery in Soho until the 1st July, followed by the Deutsche Börse Prize from the 13th July till the 9th September.
If you want more ideas, check out this handy festival guide on the Telegraph website.