Little White Lies
In conjunction with PhotoMonth festival, ‘Little White Lies’ brings together 16 artists, a collective of diverse practitioners with one common interest – photography. Questioning the meaning and cultural significance of photography with the development of new imaging technologies and the ever growing availability of these – what impact does this have on the dissemination and interpretation of the photographic image? How has our understanding of the readability of an image changed?
Capturing a scene or event ‘as is’, through photography is impossible, as the photographer ultimately determines what the image will look like, with the growing availability of editing software, photographs are becoming less about documentation and more in tune with painting. Images that we are surrounded by are constructed and choreographed rather than simply captured, the old saying ‘the camera never lies’ should now be changed to ‘all a camera can do is lie’.
Curated by Nick Smith, an artist in his own right, his practice is concerned with the curatorial aspects of photography, recent curatorial projects include ‘Components of the Image’ a large-scale exhibition supported by the Scottish Arts Council and Metro Imaging. Smith was included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009 and will be starting an MA at the Royal College of Art in Photography in Oct this year.
Preview: 18:00 – 21:00 Thu 7th Oct
Then by appointment until Thu 14th Oct 16:30
Thursday, 07 October 2010 at 18:00 - Thursday, 14 October 2010 at 16:30