How the devil are you all? Yep, it’s another one of my seasonal e-newsletters for you to peruse at your leisure – this time with a promise of free booze, food and social networking/exhibition event…
PRIVATE VIEWING EVENT INVITE
FRIDAY 29th AUGUST 2014 ~ 6.00pm – 8.00pm
You are invited (plus guests) to the private viewing event of my latest series of fine art mixed-media photography – my first solo gallery exhibition in West Norfolk for five years – this time held at the stylish new Hamburg Gallery in the historic Hanse House complex on the beautiful South Quay riverside of King’s Lynn.
My new ‘FEMALES (in life & with death)’ series of framed prints are bold mood pieces that evoke feelings of sorrow, loss, mortality, madness, loneliness, sensuality – and even joy and surreal dark humour – with its doomed female characters.
There are absurdly rare prizes to give away to three lucky attendees at the event, with complimentary wine, food, music and more throughout the evening to make the experience very special indeed.
8 Hanse House
King’s Lynn PE30 5GN
My exhibition runs from;
Saturday 30th August – 26th September 2014
Manned; 10am – 4pm Tuesday – Sunday
The gallery is unmanned at other times, but with helpful Hanse House staff on-site.
For exhibition-themed competitions, news, event notices, short films & previews visit;
www.facebook.com/BarringtonArts and www.barringtonarts.com
** This exhibition contains nude life studies and adult themes that some people may find disturbing **
It’s been a few years since I’ve shown such a large amount of my work in East Angila and, with us all having ever-shorter memory spans these days, it feels like I’m starting from scratch in this area again – so if you can come along to the Private Viewing and support the event in any way it’d be music to my ears – and the drinks are on me!
“Celestia; Poison Pact (of a Failed Artist And His Muse)” 24″x18″. Phil Barrington, 2014. Polielettronica print from colour transparency with dye. Edition of 3.
“I am unlike a mortal lass
From dreams of longing I have passed
I came upon your lonely cries
Revealed beauty to your eyes
So shun the world that you have known
And spend your nights within my own.
I shall be thy lover…
You shall be known by other men
For your great works of voice and pen
Yet inspiration has a cost
For with me know your soul is lost
I’ll take your passion and your skill
I’ll take your young life quicker still.”
“Celestia; Portrait of a Dead Muse by a Doomed Artist” 24″x18″. Phil Barrington, 2014.
Polielettronica print from colour transparency with dye. Edition of 3.
“I am a creature of the Fey
Prepare to give your soul away
My spell is passion and it is art
My song can bind a human heart
And if you chance to know my face
My hold shall be your last embrace.
I shall be thy lover…
Through the kisses that I give
I draw from you that I will live
And though you think this weakness grand
The touch of death your lover’s hand
Your will to live has come too late
Come to my arms and love this fate” Heather Alexander.
“Octavia; The Rustyard of All Conflicts” 18″x24″. Phil Barrington, 2014.
Polielettronica print with dyes and debris. Edition of 3.
“In the book ‘Soldiers on the Home Front’ I was greatly struck by the fact that in childbirth alone, women commonly suffer more pain, illness and misery than any war hero ever does. And what’s her reward for enduring all that pain? She gets pushed aside when she’s disfigured by birth, her children soon leave, her beauty is gone. Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together.” Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl.
“Gentileschi; After 1612, Slumber In The Male Boneyard”
24″x18″. Phil Barrington, 2014. Polielettronica print from wet colour transparency with dyes & debris. Edition of 3.
“Here, from her ashes you lay. A broken girl so lost in despondency that you know that even if she does find her way out of this labyrinth in hell, that she will never see, feel, taste, or touch life the same again.” Amanda Steele.
“Sophronia; Il Cristo Degli Cervice [The Saviour As Woman II]” 24″x18″. Phil Barrington, 2014. Polielettronica print from Colour Transparency with dyes & debris. Edition of 3.
“I have long had a theory that the popularity of Christianity has always depended on its appeal to the sadism of its adherents. The exceptional should be crucified, saith Society; and somehow everyone suspects (in spite of all arguments to the contrary) that if there is a God, he may be exceptional in some way. So the figure of Christ crucified becomes the figure of the dangerous exceptional alien — suitably defeated. ‘Only a suffering God can help’, said Bonhoeffer, licking his lips.” Celia Green.
FEMALES (in life & with death) – A new series by Phil Barrington. 2014-2015.
Photographic studies of females from mythical, reimagined historical and contemporary times; strength, resilience, despair, gender and sensuality.
From ancient Greek mythology to the Victorian era, the Golden Age of Hollywood up to contemporary times, “FEMALES (in life & with death)” is a regular series of mixed media mood pieces – many photographs developed through the use of slides and negatives placed over organic textures and liquids.
*** All new works to be uploaded to the official Facebook page before anywhere else. Why not have a peek over there now…***
I’m honoured to say that I shall be conducting an experimental photography workshop for young people (including City College students) for the Norwich Millennium Library at the Norwich Forum on February 22nd 2014.
As part of the class structure I shall be taking along a suitcase of strange and mysterious props from my studio archives for the class to experiment a whole range of photographical ideas on throughout the day.
So, if you’re mooching around Norwich on that date and spot a young photographer wandering around with a broken Edwardian clock, replica human skull or prosthetic limb in their hands, you’ll now know why.