Seasons in Shadow: Incubation Gallery 8th Aug- 26th Sep 2008
Tony Knox the curator of the Incubation space based at the Media Factory Preston presents the new show : Season in Shadow features Yuanning Che and Barry Jackson.
Chinese artist Yuanning Che gradated in a ma in fine art in 2007 this new series of work inspired by Sakura, or as it is know in the west Cherry Blossom is an omen of good fortune and is also an emblem of love, affection and represents spring. Cherry blossoms are an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life, and as such are frequently depicted in art.
Che stated ” I always feel that I don’t take photographs with my cameras: I take them with my hearts and my minds. They are a reflection of my selves, what I am and what I think.”
Yuanning Che 2008
Barry Jackson a digital photo artist has shown internationally and wrote books on Photoshop his new series ‘URBAN ANGELS’ explores the long held religious belief that angels invisibly walk among us in order to provide guidance and protection. Jackson constructs the images to appear as if they where candid snapshots taken with some kind of spectral camera catching the angels unawares as they went about their daily business.
Although the ethereal beauty of the angels creates a vivid contrast against the gritty backdrop of stark urban reality they also manage to appear inconspicuously at home and serene in their far from heavenly surroundings.
Barry Jackson 2008
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