Tuesday 28 April 2015
May-June exhibition - Eventually Everything Connects
Artists: Mandy Lee Jandrell, Melanie Stidolph
Where : Solent Showcase Gallery, Sir James Matthews Building, Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7NN
When 18 May 2015 – 20 June 2015
‘Eventually Everything Connects’ is an installation by artists Melanie Stidolph and Senior Photography Lecturer Mandy Lee Jandrell.
Running from 18 May to 20 June at Southampton Solent University’s city centre gallery, the exhibition will feature previously unseen moving image works by Melanie and collage-based installations by Mandy as a closely connected body of work.
Over the course of their careers, both artists have used photography as a way to explore ideas around aesthetics and the cultural production of meaning. In this exhibition the artists question their relationship to the camera and the printed image through multiple approaches.
‘Eventually Everything Connects’ has arisen from conversations between the artists over the last eight years. In both cases their practice has shifted from a close alliance to a reading of photographs through the singular image to an overlapping of interrupted scenes and forms.
Over time, the artists have developed a way of interrogating one another’s practice, as well as articulating and questioning each other’s ideas and experimental outcomes. Both share a desire to unsettle their existing ways of working and disrupt the coherence of the image.
In developing this exhibition the artists hope that the works will continue their conversation and forge new ways of encountering the photographic image.
There will be an opportunity to meet the artists on Saturday 6 June from 2.00-5.00pm at the Solent Showcase Gallery.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication based on an interview and image exchange between the two artists, a culmination of ideas discussed on a blog at http://connectseverything.tumblr.com/