Agnitio is a group exhibition by four contemporary Photographers: Dominika Ciemira (Poland), Sonja Earl (UK), Ida Söderlund (Finland), Vladimir Shilin (Latvia).
Thursday 2nd December at 19:00 – 07 December at 17:00
35 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4EN
Chatham, United Kingdom
Idanen Söderlund, Sonja Earl, Vladimir Shilin, Dominika Ciemira
PRIVATE VIEW: 2 December 7pm-10pm
Exhibition open: 3-7 December, weekdays 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm.
Coming from different cultural backgrounds the artists reached a linguistic consensus by choosing the Latin word Agnitio which means recognition, knowledge; perception of nature or identity. This concept unites the photographic work – all investigating aspects of perception and knowledge.
Confronting us through large format, fashion images, Vladimir Shilin draws our attention towards environmental issues; especially how natural disasters relate to the destructive activity of humanity. His fashion photography may seem surprising or even an unfitting choice of communication, however it creates an interesting context and an intellectual challenge for the spectators, as they are tackling both with seduction and destruction.
Ida Söderlund investigates the topic of home and security from an architectural perspective. Her series examines a British small-scale housing estate and the influences and implications of its specific architectural style. The images are subtly provoking, through visually pleasing muted colours and quiet atmosphere.
Stirred by personal experience, Sonja Earl raises awareness about blindness through her own creative response. She is empathetic to her subjects, creating sensorial works that blind the sighted and allow the blind to ‘see’.
Dominika Ciemira encourages you to join her on an intuitive journey of experiencing colour. In her work she seeks the essence of a moment, focusing on detail. By abstracting objects and light, she draws the viewer’s attention to the basic fabric and primary components of photographic vision.
There are logo bags available for the first 50 guests… so put this date in your diary!