The A-Z of Visual Ideas
Venus Vanitas (2009) from the series Shoulder to Shoulder, has been featured in John Ingedew’s recent publication The A-Z of Visual Ideas.
The series Shoulder to Shoulder is showing as part of Deptford X Fringe at The Albany from Friday 27th July.
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
Mon to Fri 9am – 9pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 1pm
An exhibition that uses the Suffragette movement to look at protest. Large-format constructed images look at the slashing of ‘The Rokeby Venus’ by Suffragette Mary Richardson in 1914 while performance, documented through photographs, records the act of protesting in modern demonstrations.
The ‘love is…’ project was selected for it’s own table at the Berlin Book days.
C/O Berlin and International Forum for Visual Dialogues have collaborated to bring you the second C/O Berlin Book Days at the Postfuhramt (May 25-26). This year, there will be a variety of presentations, books, lectures, talks, workshops, and exhibitions to immerse the participant into the world of the photobook.
My series Marie Claire RIP was selected for the show “I Love You” curated by Richard Ansett and held at Tenderpixel Gallery in Central London.
Press Release Link:
11 May – 16 June 2012″A photograph is a secret about a secret…the more it tells you the less you know.” Diane ArbusThe photograph presents a convincing reality. Creating instantaneously and with such minimal effort, the protagonist behind the lens is incapable of true objectification.
The concept of image purity neutralises its emotional intensity and democratises it to a more conventional aesthetic; information is part of the artist’s generated experience, and contemporary image-makers must have an understanding of their antecedents: knowing both where the boundaries are, and when to cross them.
An artistic statement allows for a further context to explore beyond the two-dimensional without imposing a vision. Denying it is either wholly meaningless, or a statement in itself.
Subconscious motivation can only be applied retroactively and being informed of an artist’s motivations can transform works beyond their aesthetic immediacy. The power – indeed, the danger – of photography is in its closeness to depriving us of reality. Simple acceptance of what we see only masks the deep issues that direct its core subject matter.
UNIT 24 GALLERY PRESENTS PHOTO-SOUP
21 April – 12 May 2012
· EJ Major
· Carlos Saladén-Vargas
· Gianni Forte
· Mark Hamilton Gruchy
· Melanie Stidolph
· Roland Serani
· Eti Wade
· Nadege Meriau
· Heather McDonough
· Barbara van den Heuvel
· Ania Cerelczak
· Alex Drago
Unit 24 Gallery
20 Great Guildford Street
London SE1 0FD
Work chosen by Aaron Schuman of See Saw magazine for FOAM’s ‘What Next?’ Edition:
Work selected for Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Works Annual 2012:
The love is… Limited Edition book has been profiled in AnOther magazine, Magenta’s Imprint and Amelias Magazine, links below:
“Who, What, Why – Love Is… Last Tango in Paris”
Photographer and winner of Salon Photo Prize 2011 EJ Major’s latest work ‘love is…’.
Q&A: EJ Major on Love is… | Imprint
In 2004, Salon Photo Award Winner and Flash Forward alum EJ Major began a large- scale mail art project that incorporated images from the 1972 film Last …
Amelia’s Magazine | An interview with artist EJ Major
Each of the 7000 postcards sent out by EJ Major carries an image from the film ‘ Last Tango In Paris’, possibly to act as inspiration to the recipients.