Exhibition Review 2 

Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond St, The Decisive Moment

Planning for 2 exhibitions in the morning…

Map, address and writeup by TimeOut

As advertised in the TimeOut magazine

Photography was NOT permitted, however there was a free postcard witch an iconic Henri Cartier-Bresson (HCB) image on the front which has been collected for the sketchbook.

Review:

This exhibition was enlightening regarding presentation, printing and fine art valuation. Also, there were a few HCB images I had not yet encountered. See below for these (sourced from books/online).

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Exhibition Review

Rock Style, Sotheby’s S|2, Mayfair, Ending 30th October 2015

As advertised:

 

Photography was allowed..gallery space:


  
  
  

Personal Review:

This exhibition was more exciting than initially anticipated. The larger than life prints seemed to communicate a message death or retirement could not silence. Colour was abstracted from the portraits it would only distract and inserted into others that needed that element to complete the story. Furthermore, some images were blurred as if a fleeting moment was grabbed and barely preserved. This puts a wrench in today’s endless emphasis on sharpness and focus of most digital prints for ‘professionalism’.

Also, gallery exhibitions are inspirational and exemplar for: The Negotiated a Projects exhibition next year May, Degree show the following year and in general, good working practise. There is information on the type of prints available (Giclee, C-Type etc) and living proof of how they are printed and priced accordingly.

This exhibition has influenced my personal practice in: exhibition layout considerations, the conceptual persuasion my work will lend itself to and the number of collaborative opportunities my work will present (music, fashion and photography).