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Eventually Everything Connects
18 May 2015 - 20 June 2015
Meet the Artists: Saturday 6 June 2015 2-5pm
Mandy Lee Jandrell, Melanie Stidolph
‘Eventually Everything Connects’ is an installation by artists Melanie Stidolph and Mandy Lee Jandrell at Solent Showcase Gallery in Southampton. The exhibition will feature new unseen moving image works by Melanie Stidolph and collage based installations by Mandy Lee Jandrell installed as a closely connected body of work.
Both artists have, over the course of their careers, primarily used photography as a way to explore ideas around aesthetics and the cultural production of meaning as it is built through the lens. In this exhibition the artists question their relationship to the camera and the printed image through a multiplicity of approaches, creating a fragmentary narrative.
The exhibition has arisen from conversations between the artists that have developed over the last eight years. In both cases the artists’ practice has shifted from a close alliance to a reading of photographs
through the status of the privileged singular image to an overlapping of interrupted scenes and forms. Over time, they have developed a way of interrogating one another’s practice, finding ways to articulate and question the flux of ideas and the increasingly experimental outcomes. In both there is a desire to unsettle their existing ways of working and disrupt the coherence of the image.
For further information about the exhibition contact Les Buckingham and Kate Maple: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery opening times:
Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Closed during Christmas from 22nd December – 4th January.
Solent Showcase Gallery is a public gallery located within Southampton Solent University and is a key factor in Southampton's emergent Cultural Quarter.
Images: Melanie Stidolph Diversions, 2014 and Mandy Jandrell, detail of installation