Cabinet Of Curiosities, 2011
Bill Jackson’s new solo show “Cabinet of Curiosities” at The Front Room Gallery, brings together three sets of work, “Head”, “Imaginary People” and “Relics”. Each project asks questions about the limitations of photography and specifically how the line between photography and other art forms, in particular sculpture, is being blurred in contemporary photographic practice.
Bill's primary concern is to explore the idea of the photograph as an object, by turning the medium on its indexical head. In effect, subverting the idea that photography is by its nature documentary. Drawing his inspiration from his own museum of curios Bill re-presents his collection of artefacts and objects as new ideas constructed for the camera and so produces transformative moments that are expressed originally in each photograph.