Con[text]: Symbol & Image
Juror: Tim Clark
They say, "a picture is worth 1000 words". For Con[text] we examine the relationships between textual symbols and images.
Combining written word with images has a long history in art. Medieval manuscripts in Christian Europe are interlaced with pictures that exist in a rhetorical relationship with the written text to create layered meaning and verbal or visual puns. William Blake, eighteenth century British poet, published books of his writing with his own illustrations and quickly learned that the synthesis evoked meanings beyond the power of words or pictures alone. Dadaists in early twentieth century Europe combined fragments of found text with appropriated photographic images to open alternative, sometimes irrational, paths of communication they felt were missing from art itself.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||2 January 15|
|Artists' Reception:||18 January 15 16:30|
|Exhibit Closes:||25 January 15|
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The 'Grocery image' really piqued my curiosity and stood out as a firm favourite. It's a simple yet deceptive picture, photographed from a cool, analytical distance. Graphic, textured and verging on abstraction, the formal qualities are all there on the surface for us to see. But it also subtly speaks of time and its passing through the traces left via scrawlings and notes which coupled with a gentle humour makes it very human.
|Only Now Exists|
|Irene I see you in my dreams|
|Kenmore Square 11|
|Love and Hieroglyphics|
|Times Square, NYC|
|This System Destroys Humanity|
|Taylor Swift made you cry|
|The morning you left|
|ATM Alley - Laramie, Wyo.|
|Hygenic Dog Food CO|
|Composition with Sign Fragment 1|
|A Light Into the Dark|
- All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
- Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, and a free exhibition catalog.
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
- We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Tim Clark is the Editor-in Chief and Director of 1000 Words Photography Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary art photography in the UK and beyond.
His writings have appeared in The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, FOAM, Time Lightbox, The British Journal of Photography and Next Level amongst other publications as well as in exhibition catalogues. He also regularly organises workshops with high-profile photographers such as Antoine d’Agata, Anders Petersen, Erik Kessels, Roger Ballen and Jeffrey Silverthorne in various cities across the globe. Clark has judged a number of awards and competitions such as The Paul Huf Award, freshfacedandwildeyed and The Google Photography Prize, and in 2011 joined the Academy of nominators for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
He has also been invited to review portfolios at The Saatchi Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Encontros da Imagem and FotoFest Houston. Clark has previously held positions at galleries in both the public and private sector including Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.
Recent curatorial projects include 'Rebecoming: The Other European Travellers' at Flowers Gallery, London from 10 September-11 October 2014.