Confessionals: Gökhan Tanriöver
May
17
to Jun 30

Confessionals: Gökhan Tanriöver

Argentea Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Gökhan
Tanrıöver’s Confessionals.


Comprising a series of black and white still life photographs, Confessionals is based on
specific childhood experiences. Guided by Annette Kuhn’s process of ‘memory work’, a
method and practice of unearthing and making public untold stories, Tanrıöver’s personal
memories are made tangible through the photograph.  Each experience is first presented as a written confession from which an image is then constructed and the combination of image
and text weaves a poignant autobiographical narrative.

This singularity of intent about the work, the public exposure of private experiences, is shown through the use of black and white.   By removing the potential distraction of colour, Tanrıöver has created images that are the embodiment of contrary forces.  Black, being visually heavy and associated with power, authority and evil, is starkly contrasted with white, a colour that projects purity and salvation and is synonymous with new beginnings. Working with analogue, the studio and the darkroom are the physical space where Tanrıöver’s meditative state acts as a form of auto-therapy.  This process has allowed him to produce images where these opposing forces of black and white don’t compete, but rather complement each other to communicate more effectively ideas of opposition and comparison, association and acceptance.

By offering his own emotional and psychological life as art, Tanrıöver invites the viewer to share in his meditations on sorrow and remembrance.

Gökhan Tanrıöver is a Turkish-born photographic artist living in London.  Following a brief
medical career, he realised his vocation lay in visual culture.  Drawing on his training as a
junior psychiatrist his work consists of constructed imagery that focuses on personal and
cultural identity informed by personal experience and memory.


After completing his BA (Hons) Photographic Art (2017) from the University of Westminster
he has been shortlisted for the Peaches and Cream photography competition (2017) and
selected as a finalist in the Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition
160.  His work has been included in 18 group exhibitions including Separation and Belonging
that he co-curated as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursday tour in May 2016.  In
2017 he was chosen to participate in the Travers Smith CSR Art programme.

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UCLAN-1095
Jun
14
to Jun 21

UCLAN-1095

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The University of Central Lancashire 's final year BA (Hons) Photography students  would like to invite you to their final year exhibition. We are hosting this exhibition as part of Lancashire Arts festival, on the 14th-21st June held in Preston. The exhibition displays a range of photographic work that has been created over their time at university.

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Fragments
Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

Fragments

A one day pop-up exhibition of photographic works by recent BA Photography graduates Lindsey Goldie and Angela Allison.

Under the blanket title of "Fragments", Goldie and Allison have each created a new series of work relevant to their own practice, and will also be showing work from their final degree projects.

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Huddersfield University Graduate Exhibition Opening Night
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Huddersfield University Graduate Exhibition Opening Night

Magically Real

The work you will encounter here are a series of eclectic explorations into the real, made by artists and photographers who were randomly brought together as the graduating year of the BA (Hons) in Photography from the University of Huddersfield for 2018. Randomly brought together but actively constituted as a collective. A collective of individuals who have tested each other, supported each other, debated their ideas, reviewed and critiqued their experiments and challenged each other’s assumptions. A collection of individuals, randomly brought together through their interest in photography that forged themselves into a creative community.

The work you will encounter here is the result of significant journeys for each individual. Journeys into technical mastery, intellectual complexity and emotional emancipation. It has not been an easy sojourn and the quality of the work may mask those moments of frustration and despair as well as manifest those moments of discovery and illumination that are all part of the creative process. The work you will encounter here ranges from high end fashion shoots, product and food photography, to personally driven authored artworks, that have utilized almost every aspect of photographic communication and representation. The works you will encounter here are a series of eclectic explorations into the real, that are examples of their individual creative ambitions but also of their collective brilliance. Magical and Real.

Liam Devlin 2018

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Photo Farnham Showcase 18
May
31
9:30 PM21:30

Photo Farnham Showcase 18

Photo Farnham Showcase 18 brings together a group exhibition, publication and book launch at the Photographers’ Gallery. The events showcase the BA and MFA photography student work.

Running across four exhibition spaces, the dynamic show highlights the diversity of student practice; from moving image to artist’s books, to still image and installation-based work. The subject matter of the student’s work varies from mental awareness, personal experiences, family archives, subculture movements, loss and philosophical themes.

Exhibition:

Thursday 7th June - Friday 15th June 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm
Closed weekends with the exception Saturday 9th June – 10:00am - 4:00pm

University for the Creative Arts Falkner Road
Farnham
GU9 7DS

Publication launch at Photographers’ Gallery:

Monday 25th June 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Photographers' Gallery 16 - 18 Ramillies Street Soho
London

W1F 7LW

Notes to the editor:
BA (Hons) and MFA Photography, Farnham

www.ucaphotofarnham.com

With a distinguished history stretching back over 60 years, Photo Farnham encourages students to develop experimental and innovative approached towards the photographic medium. Studying photography enables the students to explore a variety of photographic practices through a range of contemporary and historical-critical context.

Through various workshops, tutorials, lectures and seminars, students have been given freedom to develop their own practice, incorporating historical and contemporary approaches to fine tune their creativity.

Natasha Caruana

www.natashacaruana.com

Natasha Caruana is a Senior Lecturer of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. She leads the third year, and project manages the Photo Farnham Showcase with the course leader Matt Lindsey.

University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

www.uca.ac.uk

The Farnham campus has a long history, going back more than 45 years as a respected art and design institution. A variety of courses are offered on this campus, ranging from glasswork and ceramics to film and animation.

With over 2,000 students, Farnham is the biggest UCA campus and has an incredibly strong community feel. The campus is home to the James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, which host a range of exhibitions by visiting artists as well as our staff, students and graduates.

There are many exciting and star-struck stories that have come out of the Farnham campus. Students before and after graduating have completed work experience with big names like Harry Potter, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, Simon’s Cat and others.

Contact:

Ucaphotofarnham@gmail.com

Anya Phillips -07735874491

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The Body Up North
May
24
to Jun 7

The Body Up North

Redeye's member-led event The Body Up North returns in exhibition form at PRISM Contemporary, Blackburn on the 24th of May. Curating the work together from open call submissions are Natalie Wardle - Redeye Member and control pant extraordinaire - and creative collaborators Emma Colbert and Lydia Samantha, who together form Girls Girls Girls.

Exhibiting artists include . . . 

whose work culminates to celebrate the body and its' infinite methods of presentation.

Doors open at 7pm. Drinks provided.

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Citrus Moan Cherry
May
23
to May 30

Citrus Moan Cherry

CITRUS MOAN CHERRY

A solo exhibition of works by Ryker Allen - (b. 1997) (they/them) is a gender nonconforming photographer from San Antonio, currently based in New York City focusing on young queer masculinity and the boys they’ve dated. 

The exhibition is curated by Hollie Myles, photo-editor and events co-ordinator for Intern Magazine, as part of her curatorial residency at Assembly House and Duke Studios, Leeds.

Opening night Wednesday 23rd May 6-9pm
Drinks provided by North Brewing Co.

Exhibition open 24 - 30 May by appointment only.
 

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CU Perspective
May
16
to May 25

CU Perspective

Perspective is the degree show exhibition of the 2018 graduating class of the BA (Hons) Photography degree at Coventry University. Running from the 16th to the 25th of May 2018 The Box, Fargo Village, Coventry. With a private view on the evening of the 18th. Collectively, the work of the 30 emerging artists showcased explores a broad range of concepts and methodologies, demonstrating fresh and innovative approaches to how the photographic medium can be used as a form of creative expression and visual communication today.

Help support our exhibition by donating via our Just Giving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/perspectiveexhibition

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Launch: The Good Porn Club
May
8
4:30 PM16:30

Launch: The Good Porn Club

TGPC is launching on the 16th May at The Brunswick, Leeds!

Come along, grab a pint and begin to explore ethical porn! Over the course of the year, TGPC will be hosting multiple events each with a different focus. Head to The Brunswick for the launch and see artwork by local artists, experience a FREE screening of feminist porn courtesy of eroticfilms.com and help break the taboo and sexism of porn consumption!

Full programme to be announced soon.

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The Body Up North
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Body Up North

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Photographic artist and Redeye member Natalie Wardle returns to host an evening with talented Northern photographers whose work looks at the human form in visual art and performance. Speaking alongside Natalie will be Lucy Ridges and Michael Savage.

This event is for anyone interested in art or photography concerned with the human form, performance art and photography from the North of England. 

Free Registration / £3 Donation / £6 Donation

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Natalie Wardle is a visual artist/photographer from Manchester. Her work looks at how women constrict their bodies to fit in with society’s ideal body types, exploring shapewear and tape that is placed over nipples to both cover and repress their form. She graduated with a BA in Photography from Manchester School of Art. From this, she has exhibited around England and internationally in exhibitions such as Modern History at The Atkinson (Southport) curated by Lynda Morris and Two Night Stands at the Cooper Gallery (Dundee) co-curated by Lynda Morris and the Cooper Gallery. She also attended Canadian artist residency Naked State as part of Arts Unfold. Control Pant Symphony has been developed further with funding from Random Acts North (Tyneside Cinema, True North, HOME) funded by Arts Council England, will be appearing on Channel 4's Random Acts this year and has been exhibited at Playback festival at the ICA, London.

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Recent Leeds Arts University graduate Michael Savage is a freelance photographer and curator at Pupil Sphere whose work addresses the intimacy of human condition. While his first self-publication human / nature deals with the love and longing of rural environments, his most recent – In Formalities – traces the discourse around form and gender politics yet subverts the manner in which ‘beauty’ is conveyed, studying the body as a sculptural, sexual and performative entity. Pleasure Principles, his collaborative exhibition with Alexandra Hayter, is open at Leeds' Village Bookstore & Gallery until April 15th.

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Lucy Ridges is a visual artist working primarily with analogue photography and traditional mark-making techniques. Her primarily practice-based work and particular interest in process are intent on revealing humans' affective relationship with the natural world. Lucy has a Masters in Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University (2011) after completing a BA in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire and now works from Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester. Recent residencies and exhibitions include Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland (2015); The Lucky Jotter International Arts Showcase 8th Exhibition, The Gallery, Blackpool (2016); Astronomy and Light, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (2017).

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James Pfaff: Alex & Me
Apr
19
to Jun 1

James Pfaff: Alex & Me

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Artist Talk: Saturday 28th April 3pm. James Pfaff and Francesca Seravalle in conversation, moderated by Tim Clark (1000 Words magazine)

Alex & Me by James Pfaff (b Glasgow, 1965) is an artistic reappropriation of his archive, a tribute to a significant broken love, an authentic road trip through North America in the late summer of 1998 - Toronto to New Orleans and then back north by way of New York City.

Amongst the many works in the show, the neon installation “Ever been changed by someone? immediately interrogates visitors on the importance of the autobiographical in his creative process. The show, a retrospective touching on the role of obsession in artistic research where the author utilises his archive and ephemera to help rebuild fractured memories. 

Alex & Me, the exhibition and book, were developed in a tandem process between James Pfaff & Francesca Seravalle. After the success of the book, published by Danilo Montanari Editore (2016) shortlisted at Cosmos – Rencontres d’Arles 2016 by Erik Kessels, Pfaff along with curator Seravalle reunite to bring the work reappraised in exhibition form. The exhibition will introduce unseen photographs, new mixed media installations, painted objects and a selection of Pfaff's collection of journals made over the period of the last two decades. The vast majority of pieces presented are unique and unreproducible and have an imperfect beauty likened to the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic so crucial to Pfaff: always reflecting the realities of transience and the imperfections of life.

Pfaff uses the photographic medium to allow him to find and analyse contamination and the many uncontrolled interventions playing out in the background of their trip - the lives of others, places and the political atmosphere in the United States during the Clinton era. 

Curated by Francesca Seravalle.

Programmed as part of Glasgow International 2018 'Across the City'.

Images: © James Pfaff

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