16.06.11 - 26.06.11
Lo & Behold Gallery
2b Swanfield Street
London E2 7DS
Opening event: Thursday 16 June 6.00 - 9.00pm
The exhibition continues until 26 June
Lo & Behold, is pleased to present a new show, Edge of Extinction, curated by Pascal Ancel Bartholdi.
A wide range of techniques - analogue photography, sculpture, film, video, pictorial manipulation and digital photography - in genres as diverse as art, documentary, portraiture, conceptual, and still life, either challenge or enhance ‘the raison d’ être’ (the justified survival) of the black and white image.
How does a black and white perspective change our view of actuality, or beauty? Where does the monochromatic medium fit into our contemporary visual regime? Do we use the Black and White mode of representation to keep a world on the edge of extinction alive? A world we refer to as the past, associated with nostalgia, poetry, beauty and emotion? Can this filter enhance our vision of the world or does it falsify it? From a socio-political view point, can the monochrome foundation of visual comprehension become a metaphor for the unification of cultures and races across the nations?
This show focuses on the relationship between contemporary mechanical and digital practice and a mode of seeing that is still regarded as ambiguous, belonging to the past yet ubiquitous to the present. A paradoxical language in a constant state of transformation.
Exhibiting artists: Pascal Ancel Bartholdi, Ryuji Araki, Patrycja Basinska, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Tania Dolver, Kate Elliott, Bea Haut, Jessica Mallock, Matsuda Masayo, Lee Milne