24 May 2018
Probable Lies: University of Westminster MA Photography Arts Degree Show
Private view: Fri 22nd June, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Opening hours: Sat 23rd June to Thu 28th June, 11am – 8pm
Ambika P3, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Probable Lies showcases the work of graduate students from the University of Westminster’s critically acclaimed MA Photography Arts course.
Thought-provoking, innovative and eclectic, Probable Lies highlights the diversity of contemporary art photography across genres and media – from analogue images to appropriated online content and digital animation. The exhibition features the artwork of Norman Behrendt, Francesco Catania, Zong Jhan Li, Carly Mason, Nigel Maynard, Arun Misra, Cheryl Newman, Henry Rice, Elinor Rowley, Sarah Peters, Beckie Smith and Rachel Wallace from a wide range of experiential and cultural backgrounds, whose highly individual visual practices have emerged from sustained, rigorous research and experimentation.
“The photographers in this exhibition have brushed against the theme of Probable Lies in a number of ways. Some of the images and footage that are most clearly fabricated speak the most deeply to the human condition. Roles are played, identities blurred, alternate worlds created, data glitched. The past and present are sandwiched into a single plane. The current political moment is reflected back at itself with its distortions enhanced. Everyday objects stand in for the cosmos. These works invite us to notice the lens, the screen, the surface of the print, the layers of mediation and construction that have gone into their making. They offer you richly conceived worlds that you have not seen before. Who is to say whether or not they are true and in what terms?” Dr. Lucy Soutter