It’s certainly been hectic times since last summer, with many new works created and lots of side-projects initiated. You can always find my latest news on the BarringtonArts Facebook or Twitter platforms, so I recommend you hook up with me there. For this post though, I’d like to invite you to an event of free booze, food and social networking – oh, and my newest works…
YOUR PERSONAL INVITE TO MY NEWEST SOLO EXHIBITION
“FEMALES volume II (with love and in death)” by Phil Barrington
Opening Event; Friday August 28th – 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
You (plus guests) are invited to the private viewing event of my latest series of fine art mixed-media photography – held at the stylish first-floor Hamburg Gallery in the historic Hanse House complex on the South Quay riverside of King’s Lynn.
My newest series is a set of affordably-priced bold mood prints that continue to concentrate on the female form in a variety of different situations, all featured characters expressing a range of emotions within a world of constant turmoil. From a parisian boudoir to the fields of wartime England, from foggy lands of dead trees to a mournful post-Raj India, this new selection of FEMALES ultimately reflects the dark side of our society which continuously attacks the vulnerable and innocent, depicting a wounded world view of murderous revenge, despair and slavery (with a dash of hope and dark humour).
There are rare gifts 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.
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.
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.
I was very privileged to have been approached by the Norfolk County Council to run a summer-long course this year for local young people aged 13-19 who are interested in experimental art-based photography, a course which I titled; Art Photography Now [APN].
Art Photography Now [APNv1] Course for young people, by Phil Barrington & Norfolk County Council. Photographs of the first class taken July 20th 2013.
Exhibition of the young people’s works coming soon…
It is my pleasure to say that the ‘Art Photography Now’ course I am tutoring, starting Saturday 20th July for young people aged 13-19, is NOW FULLY BOOKED.
All attendees should have now received booking confirmations, I look forward to seeing all who attend, and I can’t wait to see the resulting photography experiments they’ll all be taking over the summer.