Hunter, Tom (2010) Unheralded Stories. [Show/Exhibition]
|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
In this new series of photographs Tom Hunter continues his exploration of the local. As with his previous bodies of work, Hunter investigates the lives and histories of the people in his neighbourhood of Hackney, East London. This exploration takes the form of reconstructed stories, memories and the myths that paint the psycho-geographical landscape. Such unheralded stories become immortalised in these photographic works, giving new meaning to how we interpret our environment. Taking inspiration from great tableaux painters such as Delacroix and Ingres these stories are retold using the local people of Hackney and the landscape they inhabit. The art historical themes of epic storytelling and the human form within nature are explored in Hunter’s contemporary representations of his environment. Hunter continues the tradition of the great raconteurs taking it home to his local parks, streets and houses, giving his neighbourhood a sense of grandeur and the epic.
This work again explores history and place and alternative ways of occupying the local environment and is part of a 20-year endeavour to represent the world in which the artist lives and works.
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
|Copyright Holders:||tom hunter|
|Funders:||Purdy Hicks Gallery|
|Related Websites:||http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2011/0209/1224289333827.html, http://www.greenonredgallery.com/exhibition.php?intProjectID=96, http://www.kunsthal.nl/en-22-658-I_promise_to_love_you.html, http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0fef8cf2-0d51-11e0-82ff-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1ALWYfpFM, http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/mole_man_s_cellar_features_in_tom_hunter_s_hackney_photos_1_770454, http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/18706/arts-insider-interview-tom-hunter/, http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_9225000/9225877.stm, hhtp://www.purdyhicks.com|
|Related Exhibitions:||I promise to love you, Kunsthal Rotterdam, HOTOLITA EXHIBITION AT FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, London|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
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|Date Deposited:||02 Nov 2011 14:41|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2013 13:31|
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