Past Belfast Exchange Gallery Exhibition
Ruby Wallis - 14 January to 27 February 2016
Ruby Wallis questions photography’s potential to convey sensory experience to the viewer. Her photographs, focusing on the body in sensual surroundings, experiment with perspective and perception. Wallis seeks to challenge conventional representations of landscape, which are controlled by powerful vertical figure in a horizontal space. Instead of adopting the traditional distant view, she frames intimate points of contact.
Through her photographic practice, the artist contemplates the moments in which the body connects with its material surroundings.These images highlight interactions between tactile and tangible surfaces an substances be they natural or synthetic, organic or structured, intimate or abstract.
Ruby Wallis completed her PhD in Fine Art Media at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. She holds an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales. She is currently artist in residence at IMMA, (Dublin) and was nominated for the Prix Pictet Award. She won first prize at Claremorris Open Exhibition in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include the Burren College of Art (Co. Clare), Pallas Projects (Dublin), 126- Artists run gallery (Galway), and The Dock (Carrick- on-Shannon). Group shows include The Gallery of Photography (Dublin), Galerie du Faouëdic (France), The Lab (Dublin), Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, (Portugal) and Ffotogallery (Cardiff), Vondelbunker (Amsterdam). Publications include the Journal for Artistic Research (Switzerland), Super Massive Blackhole Magazine (Dublin) and the British Journal of Photography (UK).
To accompany this exhibition we have produced a limited edition A2 poster print available to buy at £25. Please contact ciara@belfastexposed to reserve your print.
Belfast Exposed Futures is a programme dedicated to supporting new photographic talent in Northern Ireland. It supports the development and presentation of new work by six early career artists a year in a series of solo shows and aims to promote these artists on an international level by creating significant opportunities for the artists to build their careers.
Belfast Exposed Futures is generously supported by the Foyle Foundation, Arts Council Northern Ireland, The British Council and The Directory.