Essays: Jennifer Bailey, Robert Chilton, Kuba Ryniewicz & Johanna Ward

ESSAYS: Jennifer Bailey, Robert Chilton, Kuba Ryniewicz & Johanna Ward
04 October – 02 November 2014
Vantage Point: BPF14 Collectives’ Hub, Brighton Photo Fringe 2014

‘Essays’ brings together the work of four diverse UK-based artists and photographers who challenge the potential of the photographic image to carry narrative through explorations into the representation and construction of social identity and methods of display. The title brings together this exhibition as a mode of inquiry for both the artists and curators and the visual/textual connotations of narrative and story-telling.

About the artists:
Jennifer Bailey (b. UK) Lives and works in Glasgow. Her work is about the self-representation of the individual by way of lifestyle choices and an investigation into the visual codes that constitute authenticity. Bailey’s practice often involves her family. Their inclusion is related to wider interests including the ‘performance’ of social class and attitudes to paid work, food and childrearing. Bailey received an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Previous exhibitions include: MOOD IS MADE / TEMPERATURE IS TAKEN, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2014), Kelly, The Savoy Centre, Glasgow, as part of Glasgow International (2014) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial and Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London (2012). Bailey has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Intermedia, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, in 2015.

Robert Chilton is a photographer based in the UK. Born in Yorkshire, he studied photography at Falmouth University. Robert works on personal projects, looking for the facts of estrangement, impulse and hope. He also works on commercial/editorial commissions.

Kuba Ryniewicz (b. Poland) is a Newcastle-based photographer who wanders the world in search of good stories. His images are imbued with an enchanting sense of adventure, traveling from Dubai to Iceland with his camera. In February, Ryniewicz went to Asia to study Theravada Buddhism, visiting Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. Recent exhibitions include Development Journey, Glosna, Poznan Poland (2014) and NIRVANA CLUB / excerpt / Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne (2013).

Johanna Ward completed her BA in Photography at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 2004. Since then she has worked as a photographer within the publishing industry, while working on personal projects. In 2013 she completed the MA course in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster and subsequently selected for 2014’s Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed exhibition. Johanna’s work explores emotional states and relationships; between humans and nature, and those between people.

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