Pieces of You at Open Eye Gallery
The advent of camera phones and social media means everyone from your Nan to your neighbour can now broadcast their lives worldwide, 24/7.
But how do we use images to make sense of ourselves? And what do our photos say about us? Photography offers a way to tell a story, but how authentic is that picture of a sculpture, a friends face at sunset, or your best selfie?
In Open Eye Gallery’s new exhibition, Pieces of You, six artists explore how we gather and make meaning of our experiences.
Peter Watkins’ The Unforgetting examines the artist’s German family history through objects, places, photographs, and narrative structures circulated within his family. Phoebe Kiely’s They Were My Landscape presents scenes from her life. Photographer Stephen Iles and sculptor Nicola Dale collaborate to explore the possibilities of photography to communicate an understanding of a subject.
Sam Hutchinson’s project I Used To Think You Were Normal reflects on the simulated worlds of game shows and the motivations of their contestants. Designer and artist Thom Isom presents a new way of experiencing the exhibition through a limited edition publication.
Pieces of You, Open Eye Gallery, 15 April – 5 June 2016