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  • Double Take: Photography and the Garden

Jones, Sarah, 2015, Show, Exhibition or Event, Double Take: Photography and the Garden

Corporate Creators: Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset
Abstract or Description:

This exhibition curated by Kate Best, ‘brings together photographs by Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) with work by leading contemporary artists Sarah Jones, Helen Sear and Mark Edwards, all of whom have recorded a garden or returned to the theme of plants and gardens and whose work resonates with the historic gardens at Hestercombe’.

‘In Jones’s work, which she describes as ‘both documentary and imagined’, trees, plants and flowers have an allegorical and theatrical presence and are a motif in her ongoing exploration of photography’s formal and narrative possibilities. Gardens and parks initially appeared in Jones’s work as theatrical settings for her photographs. In her more recent ‘Rose Gardens’ series, extracts of which will be on display at Hestercombe, the plants have themselves become the subject, their theatrical presence, heightened by studio lighting, acting as a stand-in for human drama. Informed by the traditions of photography, in particular 19th century portraiture, as well as literature and philosophy, Jones’s photographs have a quiet power and unsettling beauty.’

Accompanying Catalogue with essay by Kate Best

Contributors:
ContributionNameRCA ID
Curator of an exhibitionBest, KateUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W640 Photography
School or Centre: Research Hubs > Image and Language
School of Fine Art
Funders: Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset UK, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 14:17
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 14:17
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1900

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