Photographer Talk: Sophy Rickett

© Sophy Rickett:  Observation 123     1997/2013     courtesy the artist / Camilla Grimaldi, London

Sophy Rickett will be delivering a talk about her practice on Wednesday 1 October 2014, at 6.30pm at the Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Sophy is a visual artist working with photography, video installation and text.

Much of her recent work has explored moments where the encounter between people and nature evokes a profound sense of loss.  Often working at night, her work explores the narrative tendencies of photography in relation to its abstract possibilities.  Her latest body of work Objects in the Field examines the legacy of some astrophysical research conducted in the 1980s, and constructs or re-imagines a set of different narrative voices that are at times contradictory, or at odds with each other. Her work has been exhibited widely; solo exhibitions include Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Chateau de Lichtenberg, Alsace; Arnolfini, Bristol; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Ffotogallery Cardiff. Her work is included in the public collections of the Pompidou in Paris, the Musee des Beaux Art, Nantes, the FRAC, Alsace, the Federal Reserve in Washington and the Government Art Collection in London to name a few.

The event starts at 6.30pm and will be followed by informal chat and refreshments in the Institute Library.   The talk is free but booking is kindly requested here as places are limited:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photographer-talk-sophy-rickett-tickets-13088095847

For more information about Sophy Rickett’s projects and practice, visit:  www.camillagrimaldi.com

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