FLASH SIGHTINGS: Paris Essex x Louise Melchior at TOBV
Metro is excited to be collaborating with our friends at The Old Bank Vault (TOBV) again for an exclusive photography and textile exhibition in their east London gallery. This unique exhibition encompasses both blankets crafted by PARIS ESSEX duo Carolyn Clewer and Tiphaine de Lussy and photographs composed by Danish born Photographer Louise Melchior.
We produced the ‘FLASH SIGHTINGS’ photographic prints on Fine Art Giclée Photorag paper to sit amongst the unique blankets which will be on show at TOBV gallery in May.
This ongoing photography and textile collaboration between Louise Melchior and Paris Essex has evolved over the past two years. Together they are interested in gently introducing the cosy, decorative and home-loving blankets to the outside world, but staying within ordinary and familiar surroundings.
Draped in colourful hand-crafted blankets, a cast of local men are invited to pose as pseudo-classical characters in a series of improvised Tableaux Vivants. Using the flash as an impromptu spotlight, the camera captures their grandiose posturing at the bottom of the garden.
The exhibition will run at The Old Bank Vault from May 1st to May 13th with private view and launch night of FLASH SIGHTINGS on Thursday May 3rd, 6.30pm
Paris Essex A partnership between Carolyn Clewer, the Essex girl and Parisienne Tiphaine de Lussy, Paris Essex is the result of years of collaboration between the two knitwear and textiles specialists, which began over 20 years ago at the Royal College of Art. They share a visual language and are drawn to the materials, processes and pace of fashion, the continual reinvention and juxtaposition of ideas.
Danish born photographer Louise Melchior studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art from where she graduated in 1997 and has since completed a Masters at Goldsmiths in photography. Melchior is preoccupied with the instantaneous nature of photography, and uses the camera as a tool for discovery. She is enthralled by insignificant monotonous and often transitory subjects found in her daily life. The collaborative work with Paris Essex stands in strong contrast to her other work, for one, her personal work shows evidence of human interaction but is purposely devoid of people. On the other hand elements reoccur such as the immediacy of the moment that was, the suggestive notion the image evokes, and the isolation of the subject matter.
At The Old Bank Vault works with independent suppliers, emerging and established artists to curate versatile collections to suit various personalities. Their London concept gallery fuses bespoke art, high end ‘Made in England’ fashion & Contemporary living.
ALL IMAGES © Louise Melchior
BLANKETS © PARIS ESSEX
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