Anne von Freyburg and Nigel Grimmer – Skin Deep

Beauty and what defines it is the overriding theme in this two-hander at the James Freeman Gallery. Both Anne von Freyburg and Nigel Grimmer, in their different ways, investigate the way beauty is both constructed and distorted, and both use textiles to help make the point.

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Considering Art Podcast – Anastasia Samoylova, photographer

In our latest podcast episode, Russian-born America-based photographer Anastasia Samoylova talks about her studies in Russia, her move to America, the influence of Russian constructivism in her early work and how a move to Florida resulted in an ongoing project highlighting the dichotomy between a state that advertises the good life while experiencing the gradual but corrosive effect of climate change.

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Considering Art Podcast – Claire Luxton, multidisciplinary artist

In our latest podcast episode, British artist Claire Luxton talks about how her recent focus on photography grew from her grounding in painting and sculpture, how she uses self-portraiture as a means to express the strength and fragility of the individual that is mirrored in our environment, how her personal anxiety caught the zeitgeist of the current pandemic and how her work and accompanying poetry explores isolation, desire and uncertainty.

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Considering Art Podcast – Delphine Diallo, portrait photographer

In our latest podcast episode, French photographer Delphine Diallo talks about her upbringing in Paris, how she gave up a career in the French music industry to work as a photographer in New York, how she initially struggled for recognition and how she embarked upon a mission to change the way women of colour are portrayed in her profession.

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Considering Art Podcast – Alexandra Lethbridge, conceptual artist, photographer

In our latest podcast episode, British conceptual artist Alexandra Lethbridge talks about how she uses photography, appropriated imagery, installation and video to examine such themes as deception, illusion, misinformation and the way we process and use information in our world of all-consuming visual culture.

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Considering Art Podcast – Amelia Troubridge, photographer

British prize-winning photographer, Amelia Troubridge, talks candidly about how she fell in love with photography, how she got her break through a mixture of talent and bravado, her problems with burn-out, her successful commercial career and her photo-journalism including her new book revisiting her assignment documenting the Manchester music scene of the late 1990s.

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