Emily Allchurch - Fact and Folly
Private & Public Gallery
Emily Allchurch – Fact & Folly
Preview Evening Thursday 8th November 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Exhibition runs daily by appointment until Friday 30th November 2018
Emily Allchurch uses photography to reconstruct Old Master paintings and prints to create contemporary narratives.
Her starting point is an intensive encounter with a city or place, to absorb an impression and gather a huge image library. From this resource, hundreds of photographs are selected and meticulously spliced together to create a seamless new ‘fictional’ space.
Each artwork represents this journey, compressed into a single scene. The resulting photographic collages have a resonance with place, history and culture, and deal with the passage of time and the changes to a landscape, fusing contemporary life with a sense of history.
Although also available as prints, presenting the work as lightboxes maximises their theatricality, and creates a window into another world.