Dellasposa at Henley Festival 2017
We look forward to welcoming you to Henley Festival 2017
Dellasposa is delighted to be showing at the Henley Festival 2017
We are exhibiting a selection of unqiue photographic works on paper from Alexander James' series, All Icons are False (2017). In his latest body of work, the artist explains:
'I present a gothic homage to the stained glass window for the 21st century. The stained glass windows have had their religious totems removed and replaced with organic abstractions as the icon of these religious mantles. We ourselves seem to be drowning in a society that is dominated by a reverence towards the new religion of media, flocking to the church of brand and celebrity. Nature and science alone command such idolism; all other icons are false.'
Review by the art critic, Paul Carey-Kent:
'To make the series, James has taken 850 plate film photographs of 50 petal heavy arrangements of flowers densely combined underwater, then variously layered these ‘core plates’ on a scanner – up to four at a time – using both positive and negative images [...] The result is an acceptance of the contingent in sequence of semi-controlled accidents, much as occurs in the process based abstract painting, and with characteristic attraction of being able to trace or at least speculate on what events have caused the particular outcome.’
Henley Festival, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 2LY
Dellasposa will be showing in the Patrons Lounge.
Public Opening Hours:
Wednesday 5th July: 18:00-Midnight
Thursday 6th July: 18:00-Midnight
Friday 7th July: 18:00-01:00
Saturday 8th July: 18:00-02:00
Sunday 9th July: 11:30-15:00
Sunday 9th July: 18:00-23:30
- Henley Festival requires a ticket for admission. To arrange bookings, please visit the website.