After a fantastic year of exhibiting my wave photography in 2017, I started 2018 with my exhibition – Unfamiliar at the Pie Factory Gallery in Margate. I had spent the best part of two months preparing and planning my work for this, making sure everything was as polished as it could possibly be.
The gallery space is vast, with four similar size rooms that all have high ceilings. This was perfect as I wanted to exhibit some of my larger pieces, a couple of which are up to two metres wide. This was my largest and most ambitious exhibition to date with nearly sixty pieces on display. With so much work to hang and exhibit in the right way, I had to work through the night in order to make sure it was ready for the opening day.
This was my largest and most ambitious exhibition to date with nearly sixty pieces on display.
Having found that my limited editions were successful in 2017 I decided to release some more for this show and one of them in particular – Green Room – proved to be very popular. What I also wanted to show and demonstrate is the care and attention that goes into the mounting and framing of the work. I think it is very important that the back of the piece matches the quality of the front, after all they are an investment and there to be enjoyed for many years to come.
The exhibition ran from the 22nd of January – 30th of January and with it being very cold, I was uncertain that I was going to get a good number of visitors. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to gain some good press coverage and with a some positive feedback on social media, I soon had lots of people coming along.
I held an evening viewing on the Friday which was right in the middle of the exhibition, this proved to be very positive as there were well over a hundered guests that came along. I like to try and make evening viewings a relaxed and social occasion so decided to have a little music and a bar for the guests to enjoy a drink.
I would like thank everyone that came along and with lots of work off to new homes I have a busy couple of weeks in the studio.