Rachel Hope Allan: CRASH
In association with Wallplay and Rouge Society Gin
Fresh from the idyllic antipodes comes CRASH, the most recent exhibition by Rachel Hope Allan. For one week Allan’s photographic works will be on display at number 2 Rivington Street. With more than a nod to J. G. Ballard’s book of the same name, CRASH sees Allan explore the textured collision between technology and human inquiry: as raw as rope burn and as black as the dull ache you only feel in your groin. Run headlong into a world where steel and steam fuse with spit, rubber and desire in a series of works created through photographic process from both the 19th and 21st centuries. CRASH investigates the fear and supernatural atmosphere during an act of resuscitation, bringing to the surface modes of image making set to moments near death.
Interested in subterfuge, trickery and the alchemical magic of photography, Allan’s work raises questions Allan’s work deals with restraint, curiosity and mimicry. Her work challenges perceptions of reality to explore the fetishization of objects within a around the potential and expectations of image production in the 21 photographic process.
Rachel Hope Allan is an artist and writer from New Zealand. She holds a master of fine arts with distinction from Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand where she currently lectures in photography and electronic arts. She has exhibited both locally and internationally including; commissioned work for The Yu Gallery, Shanghai (2017), The Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo (2017), The Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2016), Getty Images Gallery, London (2016), Toitu Museum, (2014), The Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Rear Window (2014), Urban Spree, Berlin (2014) and BRUCE Gallery, Dunedin (2014). Allan was a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize (2016) with a work she created at the first artist residency offered by Hone Tuwhare Trust in Kaka Point, New Zealand (2014). Allan’s published artist-books CRASH and Kaka Point are held in the collection of The Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan). Contact Details for further information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: rachelhopeallan.com
2 Rivington St
June 28-July 2 / 11am-7pm
Preview: June 27 / 6-9pm
Free entry, all welcome.
For more information visit: www.wallplay.com
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