The group exhibition, There’s Something Happening Here has made a successful London presence after being curated by James Reid, director of Wallpaper and Tom Watt, director of Art Review.
17 emerging artists are showcasing their art work by highlighting angst, neuroses and identity in photographic form at the contemporary photography gallery, Brancolini Grimaldi.
There are strong themes of surrealism, mutilation and explorative strategies used to create a visual understanding of their inspirations. For instance, American artist, Nicole Belle has a series titled Rev Sanchez which features negatives of adolescents posing mysteriously in a park. Canadian artist, Jessica Eaton uses special techniques where objects disappear within taking different shapes.
My favorite series was presented by London based fashion photogrpaher, Jacob Sutton who has contributed to the following: US Vogue, British Vogue, New York Times T Magazine, Interview, i-D, 10 Men and Another/Another Man and had profound and inspiring pieces of work.
The artists are finding innovative ways to experiment outside the usual mediums of photography. It’s leading more towards open, dark and out there art forms, so clearly there’s something happening here.
The exhibition is on display until 10 November 2012. Closest Tube: Green Park. Address: 43 – 44 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JJ. Gallery opening times: Monday – Friday 10.00 – 19.00 and Saturday 11.00 – 17.00.