This Friday sees the opening of a new collaborative exhibition entitled In Deference at Blackpool’s Abingdon Studios from 6pm onwards.
Artist Jayne Simpson has worked in collaboration with photographer Claire Griffiths to develop a series of images, installations and video pieces that investigate time, space and a sense of place through evidence gathering and reflecting on memories exploratory of an ever changing urban landscape.
Many of the imagery is Blackpool specific and gathered through an ongoing collaboration exploring undiscovered spaces within the towns many empty and abandoned habitats; some of which may never have been seen in their current state.
Jayne and Claire are artists born on the same day, Living and practising in Blackpool & Wyre. Jayne is a visual artist, curator, mentor and lecturer and completed an MA in Studio Practice with distinction in 2011 and is currently based at Abingdon Studios. Her work explores themes of history and memory alongside personal relationships between objects and spaces.
Claire is a photographer with a BA(hons) in Fine Art with dark room techniques in 2011. Her work investigates people, the human condition and our relationship to the environment.
The private view on Friday evening will also have sound accompaniment provided by Must Die Records – producers of the Other Worlds Festival.
The event is sure to be another visual and experimental success within the walls of Abingdon Studios; recently acknowledged as ‘best venue’ in a Guardian cultural review of Blackpool.
Date of Private View: Friday 29 Jan 6pm-8pm with refreshments / exhibition opening times: 30 Jan-5 Feb 10am-3pm
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