PHOTO LONDON  2022

PHOTO LONDON 2021

PHOTO LONDON 2021

PHOTO LONDON 2021

PHOTO LONDON 2021

LIZ CALVI & PAUL CHAPELLIER

LIZ CALVI & MONIQUE ATHERTON

LIZ CALVI & MONIQUE ATHERTON

LIZ CALVI & MONIQUE ATHERTON

LIZ CALVI & MONIQUE ATHERTON

12-15 MAY 2022

 

 

 

 

SEAGER brings to Photo London 22 works by two artists, Liz Calvi and Paul Chapellier who are both concerned with pushing the boundaries of their photographic practices in an increasingly digital public sphere.

Liz Calvi in her experimental photographs filters the Rococo style through a contemporary lens to explore femininity with the drama and whimsy of Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Additionally interested in historical archives and mass media imagery Calvi blends high art with mass media and pop culture references, Calvi highlights the decadence and frivolity within the image world with complete abandon and provocative humor.

Paul Chapellier’s imagery mixes photographic and sculptural elements and kindles both attraction and critique towards the artificiality of material culture and heritage via installations composed of casts, prints, photography and found objects, dwelling in the social imaginary to expand on cultural myths of ownership.




Seager will bring together works by two female artists, Monique Atherton and Liz Calvi, 2021 who are both concerned with the portrayal of women in an increasingly digital public sphere. Calvi focuses on the portrayal of subjectivity and sexuality on digital platforms, whilst Monique examines the construction and curation of identity within her self-portraits. In a time of endless images of portraits and self-portraits, these two artists raise questions about the politics of identity, self-expression & visibility in the 21st century.

From the curation of images she chooses to share, to using analog and digital manipulation, Atherton incorporates absurd gestures and composition to repurpose private moments for public consumption. Atherton's self-portraits span almost a decade and three bodies of work. She instructs models to pose as her in some photographs. While in others she enacts private performances in her bedroom while wearing cut-outs of printed studio portraits and digitally reshapes portraits of herself taken by studio photographers. She uses these images to explore the construction and curation of identity while also reflecting on the element of reproduction within the medium itself.

Calvi focuses on similar themes in her ongoing series "My Girls," in which she pushes boundaries by indulging in the often contested freedom of portraying sexuality and desire from a female lens. Calvi's critical concerns regarding how iconography is recycled, reconfigured and perpetuated from the silver screen to a digital sphere are investigated by her reappropriation of negatives of pin-up girls her father found in the trash. Instead of kicking the male gaze to the curb, Calvi digitally manipulates these archival images to refashion a traditionally male gaze upon the female body. Drawing from surrealist and feminist collage influences Calvi explores the construction of digital identities and sexual freedom. She uses digital manipulation to encourage self-reflexive experimentation with the medium to further consider how a world increasingly mediated by technology and digital communications is impacting how we create, view and digest the self & consequently others. Photo London will be the first time Calvi will show these pieces.


Seager will bring together works by two female artists, Monique Atherton and Liz Calvi, 2021 who are both concerned with the portrayal of women in an increasingly digital public sphere. Calvi focuses on the portrayal of subjectivity and sexuality on digital platforms, whilst Monique examines the construction and curation of identity within her self-portraits. In a time of endless images of portraits and self-portraits, these two artists raise questions about the politics of identity, self-expression & visibility in the 21st century.

From the curation of images she chooses to share, to using analog and digital manipulation, Atherton incorporates absurd gestures and composition to repurpose private moments for public consumption. Atherton's self-portraits span almost a decade and three bodies of work. She instructs models to pose as her in some photographs. While in others she enacts private performances in her bedroom while wearing cut-outs of printed studio portraits and digitally reshapes portraits of herself taken by studio photographers. She uses these images to explore the construction and curation of identity while also reflecting on the element of reproduction within the medium itself.

Calvi focuses on similar themes in her ongoing series "My Girls," in which she pushes boundaries by indulging in the often contested freedom of portraying sexuality and desire from a female lens. Calvi's critical concerns regarding how iconography is recycled, reconfigured and perpetuated from the silver screen to a digital sphere are investigated by her reappropriation of negatives of pin-up girls her father found in the trash. Instead of kicking the male gaze to the curb, Calvi digitally manipulates these archival images to refashion a traditionally male gaze upon the female body. Drawing from surrealist and feminist collage influences Calvi explores the construction of digital identities and sexual freedom. She uses digital manipulation to encourage self-reflexive experimentation with the medium to further consider how a world increasingly mediated by technology and digital communications is impacting how we create, view and digest the self & consequently others. Photo London will be the first time Calvi will show these pieces.


Seager will bring together works by two female artists, Monique Atherton and Liz Calvi, 2021 who are both concerned with the portrayal of women in an increasingly digital public sphere. Calvi focuses on the portrayal of subjectivity and sexuality on digital platforms, whilst Monique examines the construction and curation of identity within her self-portraits. In a time of endless images of portraits and self-portraits, these two artists raise questions about the politics of identity, self-expression & visibility in the 21st century.

From the curation of images she chooses to share, to using analog and digital manipulation, Atherton incorporates absurd gestures and composition to repurpose private moments for public consumption. Atherton's self-portraits span almost a decade and three bodies of work. She instructs models to pose as her in some photographs. While in others she enacts private performances in her bedroom while wearing cut-outs of printed studio portraits and digitally reshapes portraits of herself taken by studio photographers. She uses these images to explore the construction and curation of identity while also reflecting on the element of reproduction within the medium itself.

Calvi focuses on similar themes in her ongoing series "My Girls," in which she pushes boundaries by indulging in the often contested freedom of portraying sexuality and desire from a female lens. Calvi's critical concerns regarding how iconography is recycled, reconfigured and perpetuated from the silver screen to a digital sphere are investigated by her reappropriation of negatives of pin-up girls her father found in the trash. Instead of kicking the male gaze to the curb, Calvi digitally manipulates these archival images to refashion a traditionally male gaze upon the female body. Drawing from surrealist and feminist collage influences Calvi explores the construction of digital identities and sexual freedom. She uses digital manipulation to encourage self-reflexive experimentation with the medium to further consider how a world increasingly mediated by technology and digital communications is impacting how we create, view and digest the self & consequently others. Photo London will be the first time Calvi will show these pieces.

 

Seager will bring together works by two female artists, Monique Atherton and Liz Calvi, 2021 who are both concerned with the portrayal of women in an increasingly digital public sphere. Calvi focuses on the portrayal of subjectivity and sexuality on digital platforms, whilst Monique examines the construction and curation of identity within her self-portraits. In a time of endless images of portraits and self-portraits, these two artists raise questions about the politics of identity, self-expression & visibility in the 21st century.

From the curation of images she chooses to share, to using analog and digital manipulation, Atherton incorporates absurd gestures and composition to repurpose private moments for public consumption. Atherton's self-portraits span almost a decade and three bodies of work. She instructs models to pose as her in some photographs. While in others she enacts private performances in her bedroom while wearing cut-outs of printed studio portraits and digitally reshapes portraits of herself taken by studio photographers. She uses these images to explore the construction and curation of identity while also reflecting on the element of reproduction within the medium itself.

Calvi focuses on similar themes in her ongoing series "My Girls," in which she pushes boundaries by indulging in the often contested freedom of portraying sexuality and desire from a female lens. Calvi's critical concerns regarding how iconography is recycled, reconfigured and perpetuated from the silver screen to a digital sphere are investagated by her reappropriation of negatives of pin-up girls her father found in the trash. Instead of kicking the male gaze to the curb, Calvi digitally manipulates these archival images to refashion a traditionally male gaze upon the female body. Drawing from surrealist and feminist collage influences Calvi explores the construction of digital identities and sexual freedom. She uses digital manipulation to encourage self-reflexive experimentation with the medium to further consider how a world increasingly mediated by technology and digital communications is impacting how we create, view and digest the self & consequently others. Photo London will be the first time Calvi will show these pieces.


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2 Mill Lane
London, SE8 4HP

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Thursday - Saturday, 1pm - 5pm 
or by appointment.

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2 Mill Lane
London, SE8 4HP