Saturday’s Guardian Guide informed me that to coincide with the release of The Crying Light, a small scale photography exhibition by Antony Hegarty is taking place in London at the Isis Gallery until 28 February. An excellent pop-up exhibition idea to support a the launch of the album.
According the offical website of the Isis Gallery:
Antony’s artworks open up dream landscapes: often fragmentary in appearance, these images map his dreams and liminal states; polymorphic realms give way to indicated spirits; pen marks and scratches conjure archetypes and invite conscious and unconscious visions to emerge.
The primary elements go through many stages – drawn on, burned, soaked in the rain, thrown away and reclaimed, drawn on again, stained or dried over a fire. These are then arranged and photographed. The intimacy of this unique gallery space then heightens the focus and clarity of these private spells. Recalling the notebooks of William S. Burroughs and Antonin Artaud, Antony’s works describe the arc of a dream atlas in which each diverse aspect is unified through the desire for healing.
For his work in this exhibition, Antony has collaborated with performance artist Johanna Constantine, model Dr. Julia Yasuda Ph.D, photographer Don Felix Cervantes, and artistic advisor Joie Iacono.
The exhibition runs until 28 February from 10am – 6pm daily. My thoughts on the exhibition soon.