Thursday, February 25, 2010

Haunch of Venison Chiharu Shiota

This morning I popped into the Haunch of Venison Gallery, temporarily occupying Burlington House behind the Royal Academy and very much enjoyed what I saw there, H of V seem to have the knack of getting very edgy, exotic artists doing really experimental stuff, that elsewhere I hate, but here I love.

Also to their enormous credit they don't mind people taking photographs and seem positively to encourage it, and most visitors who had a camera or a camera phone seemed to be at it.

I did not have my camera, but had my trusty Blackberry and took pictures of two works by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota an amazing room with a bed, amidst a vast web of string creating a tunnel through which one traverses and a room with a stunning architectural scale pieces created with window frames creating a cathedral style of space - magnificent. For more about the artist see this website.

On the way out I snapped this installation by some other artist - I think!

You can see more of my pictures in a slideshow.

Tomorrow I will try to go again, this time with my Leica M8 and capture it in more detail. Still I find the 2 megapixel Blackberry creates its own ethereal effect which I quite like, tweaked slightly in Adobe Lightroom.

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