The editing of the graveyard images continues. This is likely to be the exhibition layout. Each of the angel images will be at 48″ with the cross and stonework images at 15″ mounted under acrylic. A final angel at 30″ will be printed on Duratrans C-type mounted to 5mm clear perspex for rigidity and displayed in a handmade wooden light box.
Once the editing process is almost complete, it’s time to start visualising how the images will look – is there a flow, a narrative.
This is a scaled version of one wall of the gallery – there are two at this dimension (32 feet) plus another two at about a third of the size. The figure is six feet tall, and the angel (to be printed on acrylic) is four feet high.
Part of the artistic output is a series of light-box images. These are backlit transparencies printed on Fuji Duratran. As these are somewhat expensive, I’ve been testing candidates during the past year by printing on universal inkjet transparency film with subsequent display on a light panel.
Common Ground has a three month non-selling exhibition in gallery six next to the Burne-Jones room in the Southampton City Art Gallery during the winter of 2017/18. The aim is not to have a wholly ‘traditional’ photographic exhibition of framed prints on a gallery wall but to include a variety of other photographic output, interpretations and audience outreach.