1- 23 July 2016
Solomon Fine Art is hosting a major exhibition of contemporary Irish photography from Friday July 1st to Saturday July 23rd to coincide with PhotoIreland Festival 2016
Landscape Rising is curated by Jennie Ricketts and features four established Irish photographers exploring themes around the 1916 commemoration, landscape, lifestyle and people. The four artists are Karl Burke, Mary Furlong, Kim Haughton and Joby Hickey.
The exhibition will include documentary, still life and portraiture, produced using both analogue and digital equipment. The prints will be rendered on fine art papers, metals and other fabrics, in some cases using the photographer’s own experimental methods of production with 19th century techniques.
The curator, Jennie Ricketts is a former Picture Editor of The Observer Magazine, where she worked for seventeen years. Originally based in Brighton, UK, she relocated to County Wicklow in 2007 and launched the Jennie Ricketts Gallery. The gallery represents eighteen international photographers, both online and in hired exhibition spaces. A recent collaboration with UK photographer Dr Lee Karen Stow resulted in the exhibition Poppies: Women and War for Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, as part of their Women and War symposium, is currently at Liverpool Museum until February 2016 and was displayed this November at the UN headquarters, New York.
Image left: Joby Hickey, East L.A, print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, edition of 10, 70 x 70 cm