A synthesis of sculpture and photography highlights a pound shop aesthetic, glamorising kitsch, or defamiliarizing the mundane. While also targeting nostalgia and questions of taste using ambitious photographic manipulation to push the ordinary object into higher realms of being. The gaudy, the tacky, and the downright daring are exposed, making for a vibrant 'pop'. Penny Idol$ brings notions of 'objecthood' and photography together, adjoining the two mediums in an overload to the senses, toying with popular culture image. The idea of re-seeing objects through technology is explored. While investigations into how photography can refocus the eye, objectifying the contemporary object so completely through an integration of re-imagined found photography makes for a project that challenges the nature of photographic practice.
Charlotte Connerty • Jed Dunton • Ryan Egan • Laura Farrall • Sally Hornby • Will Kneeshaw • Lizzie Liddington • Lydia Meredith • Jeremy O'Connor • Ben Renshaw • Emily Tomasso • Laura Watkins • Anne Wyman •