Regenerating photography

The Photographers’ Gallery’s upcoming Regeneration exhibition takes photography as its base – and adds painting, collage and even a smattering of embroidery.

John Stezaker Tabula Rasa, 2014 © John Stezaker Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery, London
John Stezaker, Tabula Rasa, 2014. © John Stezaker. Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery, London

The selling show, which is organised by Print Sales at the Photographers’ Gallery, features artists who aim to transform the photograph and explore the potential of the photographic print.

Virginia Echeverria Untitled, 2013 © Virginia Echeverria Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Virginia Echeverria, Untitled, 2013. © Virginia Echeverria. Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery, London

They include Holly Roberts, who adapts photographs with her own paintings and drawings, and Virginia Echeverria, who creates what she calls ‘analogue collages’ using vintage images from books and magazines.

Julie Cockburn Detention, 2014 © Julie Cockburn Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Julie Cockburn, Detention, 2014. © Julie Cockburn. Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Julie Cockburn, meanwhile, transforms 20th century studio and glamour shots using embroidery, painting, drawing and collage.

Tom Butler Eichler, 2013 © Tom Butler Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Tom Butler, Eichler, 2013. © Tom Butler. Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Regeneration is at the Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F from 2 May-6 July.

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