David Anthony Hall
Solo Show at 60 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8HP
21.09.13 – 20.01.14
Art Space / London / England
The 60 Threadneedle Street Gallery in association with VJB Arts are proud to present a solo exhibition by David Anthony Hall featuring his large-scale photographic images of Britain’s woodlands and forests. These striking images of the natural world provide not only a vision, but an intense feeling of being within a place. Viewing becomes a celebration of the awe inspiring natural forms Hall has taken the time to capture. Art mirrors life with an impact deliberately derived from sheer scale of his work. The beauty of the images absorb and enrapture, forming a vast photographic landscape which if viewed at a distance become an enticing vista completing the entire line of sight. Up close however, phenomenal detail is apparent, each leaf discovered and each shadowed revealed, the final triumph is the adventure deep within the detail.
Hall’s work exudes a sense of calm and hardly surprisingly has been used by architects and designers to add a sense of soul to their buildings. Most recently he was commissioned by the cancer charity, Marie Curie to provide 60 images to welcome patients and their families to the charities latest, seven million pound, Hospice which was opened earlier this year by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Intent on connecting an anthropological and geographical history to expose a sense of mystery and wonder, to reveal the force, power and harmony in nature, mindful of the tenuous balance between man and the environment, my work envelops and compels. Often to the exclusion of man, sometimes because of man and typically in spite of man.
My work represents an emotional attachment to the primary life/force on our planet and it relationship to our fleeting presence. By rousing the emotions and connecting us with the beauty found in nature I am holding up the looking-glass and asking you to step in.
The power of nature is a central part of my philosophy. Nature is beyond dogma, Trees themselves are a physical bridge between the origins of life on Earth themselves dating back hundreds of millions of years. They survived the extinction of the Dinosaurs and are central to the rise of Man and may well be around long after our fall. A Tree on it’s own is just a Tree but collectively they become a habitat supporting life, in many ways they are our Planets vital organs; storing carbon, breathing oxygen and recycling water not to mention the nursery of our ancestors, they also provided us with the raw material for the built environment and somewhat less fortunately are a key ingredient in the fossil fuels which drive our success.
The show primarily features Hall’s artist proofs in sizes up to 6′ x 15′ but also includes work printed on brush aluminium & matt di-bond aluminium using the latest archival direct to media technology which further enhances my work producing stunning results complementing the three-dimensional effect given by the acrylic mounted work.
Also on show and for the first time in London in the World’s Smallest Gallery which was recently featured in the national press. I created the One2Fifty.com gallery in 2010 to show the scale of my pictures on the internet and since then it’s had over 77,000 unique visits from 115 countries.
For more details: http://tinyurl.com/oye66gl
This exhibition will be presented at 60 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8HP
Nearest Tube: Bank.
Times: Daily 10am – 9pm
Exhibition continues until 20th January 2014
|Duration||21 September 2013 - 20 January 2014|
|Times||10 am - 9 pm 7 days a week|
|Venue||60TNS Arts Space|
|Address||60 Threadneedle Street, City of London EC2R 8HP, ,|
|Contact||07768077254 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.senezio.com|