Poppy Lekner, Briarna Martelletti, Johanna Mechen, Mizuho Nishioka, Maria Sainsbury, Deidra Sullivan & Virginia Woods-Jack
Quicken is an exhibition of photographic work engaging touch and tactility. Photography can sometimes seem like a barrier to intimacy and closeness, too often we put a camera between ourselves and the world and it becomes an obstacle, an obstruction. Yet a photograph is only made because light touches something which is sensitive to it; we may not see the magic, but every time a photograph is made this touch happens. Quicken includes work which utilises photography’s direct relationship to light, incorporating photograms, chemigrams and photographic ‘mistakes,’ but touch is also a concept that ranges through the physical to the emotional, and other work in the exhibition engages relationships with family, friends, home and the artist’s own unwell body.
Quicken; (photo credit: Harry Culy)
Virginia Woods-Jack, from the series Take Me There, 2012.
Johanna Mechen, from the series Last Skye Boat Song, 2020.