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Hannah Starkey: Twenty Nine Pictures

A Mead Gallery Exhibition

Sat 15 Jan – Sat 12 Mar 2011

Hannah Starkey is one of the most influential and significant photographers of her generation. She creates images that emerge from the split second of the everyday and are resolved into what appears to be an extended moment in time.

Her work is exquisitely composed, drawing on the languages of cinema and of painting to create scenes in which the figure and the surroundings are held in perfect tension, each defining the other. This is the first retrospective exhibition of Starkey’s work in a decade.

The exhibition has been curated by Diarmuid Costello who is a member of staff in the Philosophy Department of the University of Warwick. He is interested in the philosophy of photography and particularly in what distinguishes photography as an artistic medium. He is Co-Director of the AHRC funded research project, ‘Aesthetics after Photography’, in collaboration with Margaret Iversen from the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex.

A fully illustrated publication, which includes an interview with Hannah Starkey by Diarmuid Costello and an essay by Margaret Iversen, accompanies the exhibition.

Hannah Starkey is represented by Maureen Paley Gallery