From the Corner of My Eye

Nicolson, S (2017) From the Corner of My Eye. Black Swan Arts, Frome, UK, 11 February - 11 March 2017.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Nicolson, S
Abstract: The subject of his new work is the everyday and the fleeting relationship we have with our surrounding environment. Inspiration came whilst driving looking for locations to use for his work. The momentary glimpses of scenes by the roadside and the subliminal views seen through the veil of hedges, instead of being the backdrop, became the subject. His new body of work also extends this idea from the road into his domestic environment and locations found on local walks. Seamus employs two approaches to depicting the peripheral and the half-seen. One is pictorial and represents the conscious mind, where the subject that caught his eye is re-visited, composed and recorded in crisp detail. The other approach attempts to capture images that pass the edge of our field of vision subconsciously every day. These are photographed from a moving car without composing through the viewfinder. Both strategies are informed by painting and to varying degrees engage with abstract forms. Nicolson takes the medium of photography away from documentary concerns and uses it as means to transform the everyday and the banal into something otherworldly that conceals from the viewer as much as it reveals.
Date: February 2017
Event Location: Black Swan Arts, Frome, UK
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 17:17
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 15:48
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