3 – 15 October 2017
Open: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0BU
Preview Event: 6 October 6.30 – 8.30pm
This exhibition showcases new work from Light into Matter, a collective formed from graduates of the University of Westminster’s MA Photography Arts degree. The work of the seven members exhibiting is wide ranging – from the obscure dark beauty of Hastings or portrait photography exploring the body in an abstract and sculpture-like form, to work which deals with the issue of emotional abuse.
Joanna Burejza – Polish photography-based artist living and working in London. Using existing material drawn from ‘found’ or archives sources, she creates new fictional narratives from personal and historical artefacts. Her work examines the intersection of private and collective memory, and constitutes an imaginative reconstruction of hidden lives from accumulated photographic ephemera.
Mike Cookson – London based photographic artist. His work explores aspects of the ‘man-altered’ landscape and how its many layers can be related to real and imagined memories and narratives. He has an affinity with the exploration of change, transition and the passage of time. Detached observation whilst walking within and experiencing the edgelands is central to Mike’s work.
Jan Cylwik – In this post truth era, Jan uses photography to question how beliefs and hopes are formed. Are visions of the future created by enlightened debate on global issues or are they recalled from the figures of trust and utopian futures, which already inhabit our minds?
Krystian Data – Polish-born, London-based photographic artist, specialising in portraiture and fashion. His interest in fine art photography brings new perspectives and fresh inspiration to his work. Krystian often chooses other creatives as his sitters, collaborating with them in the photographic process. His fine art work is concerned with issues of existential nature and aspects of human condition.
E. Jean Johnson Jones – Jean is a dancer, Laban Movement Analyst, Researcher, and Visual Artist (photography). She specializes in the documentation of African derived dances (Labanotation) and photographic interpretation of movement and dance.
Nicola Morley – Nicola is a London based photographer who photographs people, places and feelings. Her final work for the University of Westminster MA Photographic Arts, Coercion, grew from personal experience and has developed into a wider project
Rob Wyllie – Australian visual artist, now living in Hastings, East Sussex. His current work explores the juxtaposition of the urban landscape and our mindscape. Rob also works as a freelance commercial photographer and graphic designer, as well as running workshops in photography and alternative processes.
Image Credit: Rob Wyllie
Information: Light into Matter Website