Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Krystal World

Joel Lardner
2 December to 12 December 2010
Private view: Thursday 2 December, 2010, 6-8pm
Exhibiting photographers: Joel Lardner and Dan Tobin Smith

The Viewfinder Photography Gallery is pleased to present “The Krystal World,” a collaborative project initiated by Joel Lardner and Dan Tobin Smith. The project attempts to stimulate new imaginative strategies via an alchemical photomontage technique. Tobin Smith’s photographic archive provides a seductive sequence of images from which new meanings are formed and new worlds explored. Cordyceps fungi provides a way of understanding this creative process and the discourse associated with beauty and decay that permeates this body of work.

The photographs of Dan Tobin Smith are transformed and transmuted into different forms by the illustrative work of Joel Lardner in an expressive, organic and intuitive response to the original photographic work. These organic forms evolve out of the photographic work and depend upon it for their development in much the same way as the Cordyceps fungus invades and exploits its host for its own development and survival.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery: 52 Brixton Village (formerly Granville Arcade), London SW9 8PS. Follow the Viewfinder @ www.viewfinder.org.uk

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