Liv Pennington

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic

My work is simultaneously about portraiture and representation. Through the medium of photography, video and performance I explore ways that emotional relationships may affect our perception of body image and personality, whilst playing with the different formats and roles that photography can have. Within my art practice I have always been interested in referencing the back-story and investigating the processes involved in producing work. I enjoy speculation, conversation and reciprocation. There has become a need to include others in the physical making of my work whether through direct audience participation as in 'Private View', 2002 - 2010 or through the employment of re-touchers in 'The Standard Package Trilogy', 2008 - 2011. I have a reactive approach, autobiographical in a sense; I have explored and continue to investigate attraction, desire, selection and fertility. It seems to be a logical progression that domesticity, gender roles, motherhood and the disappearance of self would be reflected in current and future pieces. read full statement

Location Folkestone/ London, South East

News & Events

  • Collecting

    24/10/2014 – 02/11/2014
    Withdrawing Room, 14 wear bay rd, Folkestone CT19 6AT

    Collecting, an exhibition that takes the longstanding practice of artist personal swaps and makes them public as a way of looking at value, relationships and reciprocation

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  • Outburst

    2014 Work in progress/ sketchbook explosion at B&B space, Tontine street, Folkestone 25th Jan 12.00 - 18.00 & 26th January 12.00 - 16.00

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