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The Copenhagen-based collective Sara, Peter & Tobias, winners of the International Photography Award 2018, will be showing their award-winner series The Merge, at the British Journal of Photographys’ International Photography Award  (BJP IPA) 2018 exhibition, opening with the PV on Thursday 12th July 2018 at TJ Boulting.

Metro Imaging was delighted to once again work with the BJP and TJ Boutling, sponsoring the exhibition with the full production of all C-type prints and bespoke frames for the show.

The Merge explores and visually interprets the possibility that our reality does not exist as we believe it to, but that instead, we live in a simulation. Could it be that our world is just a construct – a created illusion?

The Merge visually entertains the simulation theory. It artistically investigates what consequences supercomputers, artificial intelligence and robots have on our future society. By looking at interactions between man and machine it explores how this accelerated digitized paradigm will affect our emotional, social and moral norms.

The project employs an array of photographic tools to document human existence as we move rapidly towards a point in history where physical and digital worlds will become so intertwined, that it will be impossible to distinguish between the two. The time is now for documenting how the revolution of artificial intelligence and robotics is rapidly changing our world, real or not.

The Merge aims to debate the subject’s complexity and the images balance between realism and imagination, leaving space for multiple interpretations and engaging a dialogue with the audience about the landscape of our future: If life is a simulation, where should we look to understand the world we live in?

 

Private View: Thursday 12th July 2018, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Exhibition continues: 13th July – 11th August

TJ Boulting Gallery

59 RIDING HOUSE STREET
LONDON W1W 7EG

Come down to explore our South London workshop, and join us for a framing and curating coffee morning. Meet the experts behind every piece we create and discover cost-effective and archival solutions for finishing, preserving and installing artworks.

We will also be joined by our industry partners, TAGSMART – pioneers in digital tagging, authentication and certification services in the Art Market.

Through live demonstrations, gain tips on curating and exhibiting over coffee and refreshments. Plus, get a chance to win a £250 voucher for our Mounting and Framing services.

We’re looking forward to your visit!

Event Details:

Tuesday 3rd July
11 am – 1 pm

Metro Framing HQ
106 Tinworth Street
Vauxhall, London
SE11 5EQ

To join us, RSVP here

Overhaul brings together artists Rhiannon Adam, Natasha Caruana, and Laura Pannack to transform a derelict terraced house in Peckham. Metro Imaging are pleased to work with both Rhiannon Adam and Laura Pannack, producing 11 Duratran prints for the show; this collaborative project is exhibiting all new and unseen work at Safehouse 1, as part of Peckham 24, 2018.

The exhibition explores the collision of collaboration, science, and research led enquiries drawing from The Peckham Experiment (1926-1950); a revolutionary initiative set-up to study rising concerns over health and well-being. The initiative worked with 950 local families living within one mile of the experiment’s base, the Pioneer Health Centre, St Mary’s Road, Peckham.

Working together, Laura Pannack and Rhiannon Adam open their sketchbook to share their process, using experimental analogue processes to assess how we diagnose and define health. As part of the Peckham Experiment, member families would subject themselves to an annual health overhaul, in which biological samples would be collected alongside psychological assessments. Pannack and Adam have recruited families living within the Experiment’s boundaries to take part in the project, inviting them to contribute their image and samples. The analogue film has then been immersed in the samples prior to development, creating a unique and unpredictable biological imprint of each participant. The project explores the notion of portraiture – capturing an essence of the unseen, playfully suggesting ways in which the image can contribute to self-discovery. Their findings discuss the never-ending search for absolute health.

Also featured is the work of Natasa Caruana, plus a series of images created during a one-day group assignment with recruited participants from the photography community.

 

Opening Party and Special Events as part of Peckham 24 Festival: 

Friday 6pm – 11pm
Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

Safehouse 1, 139 Copeland Road, London, SE15 3SN

 

IMG © Laura Pannack

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Official Print and Framing Partner for Renaissance Photography Prize since 2014

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International Photography Award 2017 and Breakthrough Awards 2017

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British artist and photographer Valda Bailey recently revealed her latest work ‘The Sun Beyond the Shadow’ at MMX Gallery, London, with a beautiful collection of mixed media glass pieces, and here at Metro we were delighted to be involved.

Bailey – greatly informed by her background in painting – utilises contemporary printing techniques with ancient crafts to produce painterly, dream-like images. Her artistic direction leans towards the Japanese concept of Wabi-sabi, celebrating the beauty of imperfection, and aligns perfectly with the uniquely-produced final prints.

These exceptional pieces were printed here at Metro Imaging using Direct To Media (DTM) technology: printing onto any flat substrate up to 8 x 10ft and 4” thick with archival UV ink. Valda’s painting-like photographs were printed on the reverse of AR Museum-grade glass, and then hand finished with gold, silver or copper leaf, giving each print its own unique style. The end result is ethereal layered prints.

“The prevailing aesthetic today, that of theoretically-driven conceptual photography interests me far less, than creating a compelling orchestration of colour and form within the frame. My fascination with color goes back a long way. One of my earliest creative recollections has me sitting at a table endlessly mixing paints in a valiant but ultimately futile attempt to ‘invent a new color’. It was an imperative that kept me occupied for some time as I recall. The result was always the same – and unedifying fudge of pale peach and silver. In my defense, I was very young at the time. Scientific fundamentals had yet to impinge on my consciousness and as I could barely read, I certainly hadn’t come across Goethe’s colour theory, nor the writings of Josef Albers.” – Valda Bailey.

 

Exhibition Dates: 9 February – 10 March 2018

MMX GALLERY
448 New Cross Road
London
SE14 6TY

For all available work and prices, please contact the gallery directly or write to: info@mmxgallery.com

 

Image Credits: Valda Bailey ‘The Sun Beyond the Shadow’ Installation Shots at MMX Gallery, courtesy of Metro Imaging

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