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Jeff Downer’s work aims to explore everyday realism, creating images that call into question the staged and the immediate. Humour, loneliness, and poetic discrepancies: the subjects of the photographs are incidentally profound observations on our lives lived ordinarily. Downer’s photographic presentation adopts aspects from the visual language belonging to commercial industries, particularly public images as shared codes.
Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes’s artistic practice purposes a range of materials, but favours the photographic medium because of its declining competence in communication through indexes and codes. Her work Darts Set uses stitched together images and scans with machine and hand built frames. Though various boards and rules have been used in the past, the term “darts” usually now refers to a standardized game involving a specific board design and set of rules. As well as being a professional competitive sport, darts is a traditional pub game.
At first glance, through the conventions of photographic sculptures in their broadest sense, Downer and Holmes both play with the relationship between the photographic image and their modes of presentation. Using primarily mass-produced, run-of-the-mill household objects as materials, both artists are concerned with the balance between subjects and the objects that confine them. Their works together meet at a new platform which hopes to raise questions on photography now. Working within no strict boundaries, participating in a current visual slang.
Supported by a London Drugs Printing Grant.