Flowers in a Dark Room , an Exhibition by John Stoddart

Flowers in a Dark Room , an Exhibition by John Stoddart from La Gallery Pall Mall

By: La Gallery Pall Mall  17/01/2009
Keywords: art photography

                                                  FLOWERS IN A DARK ROOM

John Stoddart exhibits:  Flowers in a Dark Room at La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall.

3 - 17 February 2009

An ambitious and unusual project has been undertaken by the photographer, John Stoddart, in a multi-layered, dual exhibition of his work, accompanied by words from the renowned poet John Armstrong.

The Gallery is separated into two distinct and different bodies of work.  The first is a body of work of a number of images echoing a central triptych, the foundation theme, based on Caravaggio’s painting of ‘Salome’.  Each panel of the triptych is accompanied by a poem by John Armstrong, the strength of the words colouring and referencing the imagery.  The Exhibition then moves on, showing many more of John’s portraits both old and new.  Examples being a beautiful Tilda Swinton in the days when she was Derek Jarman’s muse, to a modern study of Marco Pierre White that would easily pass as a Bond villain.  The overall theme of the exhibition has a melancholic thread running through each individual portrait, which reflects the some time fickle face of fame.

Keywords: art photography

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