Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Opening at Atelier Jungwirth, Graz

The exhibition, Nick Veasey: X-ray will open at Atelier Jungwirth, Graz, Austria on March 15th . A new selection of art works  have been produced with several themes represented in the show.

There are a number of pieces which are X-ray studies of marine life including radiographs of a West Indian Sea Egg and a Matha's Sea Urchin. These are complemented by smaller pieces showing the shells of a sand dollar, pearl shell and a crown of thorns sea star. 

Nick's renowned studies of botanical subjects are represented in a stunning triptych of an amarylis, ice cap and dendrobium alongside a larger print entitled Solo Iris. A unique wedding scene provides the centre-piece of the exhibition with life-size X-rays of the bride and groom. The tiny bridesmaid is there too, standing alongside the happy couple. Look out for the drunken auntie, throwing some shapes on the dancefloor!

Local entertainment comes in the form of a native Austrian accordian player dressed in  traditional lederhose with a detailed and intricate accordian strapped to his chest.

The most exciting and unique pieces in the exhibition are 3 new works which have been hand-made at Radar Studio's darkroom. These works continue the musical theme displayed in the X-ray of the accordian. Produced by using perhaps the oldest methods of photography, namely plate photography, three brass instruments: a cornet, french horn and saxophone have been handprinted onto glass and sit in ornate frames with the image casting an intriguing shadow onto a recessed backing. These pieces echo the unique physical properties of X-ray film.

The exhibition runs from March until June at:

Atelier Jungwirth
Opernring 12
8010 Graz

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