Valda Bailey, Alex Boyd, John Blakemore, Jacqui Booth, Mike Colechin, Rob Hudson, Stephen Segasby, Dan Wood, Joseph Wright
MMX Gallery is delighted to present a group exhibition in collaboration with Inside the Outside, a UK based photography collective comprising of Al Brydon, Rob Hudson, Stephen Segasby and Joseph Wright, as well as work by invited photographers; Valda Bailey, John Blakemore, Jacqui Booth, Alex Boyd, Mike Colechin and Dan Wood. This show brings photographs into being by interpreting the environment rather than illustrating it.
The exhibition uses landscape photography as a metaphor to unite coexisting ideas and reflections that are exposed in another light to the photographer and viewer. Not strictly about the physicality of the landscape but how it is shaped and revealed.
Each artist work is diverse in technique, style, method and process; yet they share a similar approach and understanding that is 'beyond the visual', that a photograph should speak of something more than the photographic process itself. Emphasising the difference between a photograph of something and a photograph about something. Being in the landscape and representing the landscape is to simultaneously inhabit two worlds, the one before us and the one inside us.
"Inside the Outside" comes from the great Scottish naturalist John Muir, who said;
"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay till sundown, for going out, was really going in."
Private View: Saturday, 22nd April
The Gallery will be open from 12:00 with drinks reception from 5-8pm.
Inside the Outside collective and other artists will be present for informal conversations.
Inside The Outside Collective: www.inside-the-outside.com
The opening of the exhibition coincides with Earth Day to help bring awareness to our fragile environment but also to celebrate its beauty through photography.