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Orientations
Curated by: Lydia Cowpertwait

64 Charlotte Road
Hoxton
London EC2A 3PE
United Kingdom
August 12th, 2011 - September 8th, 2011
Opening: August 11th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.hoxtonartgallery.co.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
shoreditch, hoxton
EMAIL:  
mail@hoxtonartgallery.co.uk
PHONE:  
0207 739 6852
OPEN HOURS:  
11 - 6 Tues - Fri 11 - 4 Sat
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Kingston University, Royal Academy, Royal College of Art
TAGS:  
photography, video-art, performance

DESCRIPTION

Orientations presents a series of photographs by Güler Ates and a projection of new work and stills by Sara Hibbert. Referencing the traditions of Dutch golden age painting Ates presents a group of photographic works that all feature a single female figure within the frame. By using a range of visual signifiers, including traditions of costume, architectural and interior space, the artist creates powerful and mystical scenes that comment on the cross-pollination of cultures and the effects of this on female identity. Within her work Hibbert also incorporates a single female figure, namely a contemporary dancer. With the use of fabrics, movement and a technical play on light the artist states that her new video work investigates the ‘unconscious gap experienced with the act of a fall’.

The opening of the exhibition will feature a performance by contemporary dancer and choreographer Kerrily Aitchison, which will be a responsive piece to the art works in the show.