Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tierney Gearon Exhibition

American artist Tierney Gearon will be showing a series of large-scale photographs employing a new process for the artist. Each photograph, contrived through the classic mechanism of double exposure in camera, has been composed by carefully combining two of the artist's images whose compositions and themes act as counterpoints to each other: interior space and wilderness; youth and old age; solitude and companionship. The result is a powerful exploration of psychological terrain.
The artist, her children and friends are the characters in these dramas which are staged against the backdrop of landscape spanning locales in South Africa, India, Italy to upstate New York and the artist's home in Los Angeles. Individually, each of the two layered images often portray a banal scene of domesticity or sentimental landscape but the masterful combining of the images creates a wholly new and mysterious scene articulating premonitions of the future and haunting re-enactments of the past.

Tierney Gearon
6-28 January 2009
Phillips de Pury & Company
Howick Place
London SW1
Tel: 02073184010