Friday, 1 November 2013

6: Gallery Visit

The White Cloth Gallery and The Leeds Gallery 

These are two art and photography galleries that are situated in Leeds. 
Along with the rest of photography course, on Thursday the 31st of October I visited these two galleries.

We firstly visited the Leeds Gallery where they were hosting an exhibition called YPONE. This exhibition displays photographs from a range of different Yorkshire photographers. All the work is produced in Yorkshire and are of Yorkshire.
It exhibited a large selection of different photographers from a range of photographers.
In total there are 15 photographers.
Andrew Goodall
Brian Larkman
Chris Hopkins
Chris North
Chris Oaten
Daniel Pape
David Speight
Graham Cook
Ian Beesley
Jerry Hardman-Jones
Joe Stenson
Karl Wilson
Robert Norbury
Sharon Harvey
Steven Cox

These are just a few of the photographs from the exhibition that I really admired.

 Daniel Pape - Ready to Go
Sharon Harvey - Pine 
Joe Stetson - Mansion Stairs

And this last piece by Brian Larkman entitled Repeater Station Paint Floor. We also got the pleasure in meeting Brian as he had come to rehang his work.  All of Brians work that is displayed in the gallery are images taken in old disused buildings. Brian talked about how in the photographs he takes he looks for uniformity and structures, for example a window frame. The work he produces is also printed out on a huge scale with immense amount of detail. Brian spoke about how he able to produce images in this way and said that he used a mosaic technique. He took pictures of each section and then using a computer software his stitched all the images into one to produce a large detailed image.


After visiting The Leeds Gallery we then went to The White Cloth photography gallery. At the white cloth they had an exhibition of work by Tom Stoddart called Perspectives.
The work exhibited are just some of the many impacting photographs that this photojournalist has produced. 
Stoddard has been on the forefront of many of the worlds most historical moment, such as 911, the fall of the Berlin wall and the HIV pandemic in Africa. 
His work as well as being documentary also supplies a huge amount of emotion. As well as the images he produces tell a story they also make you the viewer feel empathetic towards his subject.


The fall of the Berlin wall


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