Approved: 08.10.2011

Jo Gane

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Approved: 08.10.2011

I am a photographic artist working primarily within the landscape. Central to my practice is the idea of the photograph as a two dimensional slice of history and its function in relation to the progression of time.

I'm interested in how past events and traces become visible or are suggested within the photograph and the way in which memory acts as a filter to how the past is represented. Often

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  • Location: Bedworth, West Midlands
 

Biography

I am a photographic artist working primarily within the landscape. Central to my practice is the idea of the photograph as a two dimensional slice of history and its function in relation to the progression of time. I'm interested in how past events and traces become visible or are suggested within the photograph and the way in which memory acts as a filter to how the past is represented. Often I take cues about how history and past events can be viewed from the fields of forensic science and archaeology. I work in series using large format and historic photographic techniques such as the wet plate collodion process and have recently begun exploring working with daguerrotypes. The use of historic photographic techniques in my practice is key in attempting to distort the linear structure of time within my photographs and creating a sense of confusion within the viewer about the age and authenticity of my images.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2010 - MA Photography, London College of Communication, London 2007 - BA Photography, Birmingham Institute of Art, Birmingham Solo exhibitions 2011 - Shadow Maps, Aedas architects, Colmore plaza, Birmingham 2009 - Alternative Suns, Lighthouse, Chubb Buildings, Wolverhampton 2009 - Finds curated by Charlie Levine, Trove , Former Museum of Science, Birmingham 2008 - Secret Gardens, Three White Walls Gallery, in association with rhubarb Rhubarb Festival, The Mailbox, Birmingham Group exhibitions 2011 - Non Obsolescence, Hereford Photography Festival, DownStairs Gallery, Great Brampton House, Madley, Herefordshire 2011 - Open Here, Hereford Photography festival, Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford 2011 - Salon Photo Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, Vyner St, London Degree shows 2010 - LCC MAP, Well Gallery, London College of Communication 2007 - BIAD Degree Show, BIAD, Gosta Green, Birmingham Public commissions 2009 - Birmingham Seen, In response to the archive of Harold Baker, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Educational experience - secondary 2010 - A level photography tutor, Caludon Castle School, Coventry