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Official Print and Framing Partner for Calvert 22 Foundation’s New East Photo Prize Exhibition

Proud supporter of the celebrated Free Range annual exhibitions, providing mentorship and sponsorship as part of The FR Awards

Official Print Sponsor for Life Framer’s renowned annual photography exhibitions and host to their monthly judging sessions.

Official Print Sponsor of Portrait Salon since 2011 and one of the hosts of Portrait Salon’s 2016 Exhibition Tour

Official Print and Framing Partner for Brighton Photo Fringe since 2012, providing mentorship award and professional development talks

Proud supporter of FORMAT International Photography Festival awarding Portfolio Review prizes

Collaborating on many of The Photographers Gallery’s exhibitions and events over the past few years including Terrence Donovan’s Retrospective Show, Punk London, and their Folio Friday programme

Official Print and Framing Partner for Renaissance Photography Prize since 2014

Official Print and Framing Partner for British Journal Of Photography’s
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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