OVERVIEWJAN 26 to MAY 06Solo Exhibition
- Solo Exhibition
Dates and Opening hoursJAN 26 to MAY 06, 2013
The exhibition at Tate St Ives will include works drawn from across 30 years of Fraser’s career. The first room will be dedicated to photographs from his most recent series A City in the Mind 2012. The following rooms will bring together selected works from Fraser’s earlier series, including the seminal Two Blue Buckets 1988, Deep Blue 1997, Material 2002, Nazrali 2006 and Lost for Words 2010.
All of Fraser’s photographs are found still lifes, he does not construct his pictures but rather focuses in on the enigmatic objects he finds, revealing the edges, minutae and incidental beauty and strangeness in the visible world. Through this sustained and concentrated focus, he creates highly charged and psychologically compelling images of enormous intensity and resonance. A recurring concern is an interest in the ‘matter’ of the world, of ‘things’ and their status, as well as strong interest in journeys and narrative, at once literal, literary and psychological.
The Peter Fraser exhibition will be presented alongside an exhibition of the acclaimed British modernist William Scott, who is perhaps best known for his still life paintings, often of the same few elements – pots, pans, cutlery, dishes. In a similar manner Peter Fraser presents ‘found’ still lifes. Often humble subjects which, through his lens, reveal something more universal and profound.
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