Leanne McPhee’s Drape Exhibition runs from 14th of May to 28th June 2015 –
Meet with Leanne on Sunday 17th May 2pm until 5pm
Official opening by Ellie Young with words from Mike Ware
Drape considers the forms that emerge from the folds, twists and creases in drapery. Rhythmic lines, geometric shapes and shadows hint at a presence within. Sensuality, drama, and quiet disposition are characteristics that emanate from different configurations.
Drapery can insist on revealing its own ‘character’ and oppose efforts to change or alter its form for another purpose. Challenging this is the use of drapery throughout art history as a device to signify decoration or movement in a scene. This series of work deliberately introduce objects to the world of the recalcitrant drape to challenge the notion of drape as supplicant. In this context, does the personality inherent in the folds and weaves of the drape diminish, or is it strengthened?
The hand-made photographs in this series have been captured on 8×10 inch B&W film and contact printed onto Bergger COT – (a French 100% cotton) paper using the chrysotype and salt printing processes.