Flowers gallery in the heart of the west end currently has not one but two intriguing exhibitions on at the moment. When other galleries are slowing down in the summer months or just showing works they have in stock flowers gallery is coming alive (quite literally with some of the pieces of animated works).
On the ground level is a show that any lover of photography should see. It has iconic and resonating images from Edward Burtynsky, Nadav Kander & Robert Polidori. The paintings have a magnificent and grand feeling that puts a single human down to a smaller scale in comparison to the place we have impacted upon. Burtynsky & Kander's Photographs have the most in common being both soft and powerful, with a painterly quality in comparison to Polidori's two interior photographs on show. All three make you question where there taken from and puts a sense of responsibility on you the viewer as part of the species that created the said space, making it a contemplative and thought provoking exhibition.
Downstairs is a more quirkier exhibition with four artists who work on a smaller scale Betsy Dadd, Jane Edden; Kleio Gizeli & Tim Lewis. There is a very different atmosphere down there to upstairs where the vastness of the space in the photos act like mirrors making the space seem even bigger, downstairs the work has the opposite effect. The movement and noises in the small pieces give an almost hand crafted feel to the show and a slight creepy feeling as you walk around and motion sensors are set off, the work draws you and forces you to be a spectator.
Together the two exhibitions juxtapose in such a way that demonstrates the power of the image and the artists mind, whether on the grand scale of Burtynsky's huge manufactured landscaped or the mesmerising 'little people' in Tim lewis' works.