Museum Man (top floor of 48 Rodney Street)
4th July - 5th August 2005 (Sat-Sun 2.00pm - 8.00pm, Mon-Fri by appointment
That 'a picture's worth a thousand words' is a saying that is both overused
and sometimes just wrong. But the photos in this exhibition - set-up by
Catalyst collaborator Colin Serjent and his Red Dot partner in crime Sue
Milburn - each have a half hour story behind them.
Though Colin and Sue specialise in abstract images, they have decided
to open-up their own private photo albums in a unique show at the Museum
- supplier of the 'S' - commented that: “So-called ‘snapshots’
play an important role in photography. They are important in representing
particular time periods in people’s lives. But sadly they more than
likely end-up neglected in the bottom of drawers or in family photograph
albums which are seldom looked at.”
Sue Milburn - provider of the 'M' - explained that: “It is a one-off
exhibition, which makes it even more special to the two of us. It is about
each of us as a person and our individual personalities, rather than promoting
our own art work".
Walking through the exhibition is a bizarre experience, kind of like
walking through two people’s dreams. Families, personal relations
and casual celebrity acquaintances jumble riotously, and the everyday
commonplace moments take on new significance on the four walls of the
space. There are no captions, so detective work is needed to get any idea
of who is who. Stare long enough though and patterns do begin to emerge.
Eras and styles get joined-up in your mind, and the viewer begins to compare
the images to those from the recesses of their own minds. Often, someone
stands in the middle as if they are about to leave, and then the corner
of their eye is drawn back to a corner of the room.
This is the new Museum Man’s fourth exhibition, and director Adam
Nankervis has created a space that is both incredibly esoteric yet genuinely
welcoming and homely. The perfect venue for an exhibition like this really.
To view, contact Adam Nankervis on 0151 703 0569 or 07891 695 577
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