Mead Carney is popping up in Porto Montenegro once more this summer with a signature blend of highly acclaimed photography artworks. Open from late June until mid-September 2015, the ‘Summer Group Show 2015’ brings together some of the Mayfair gallery’s most recent photography exhibitions.
‘Wonderland’ is a project created over the course of five years as an homage to the artist’s mother who tragically passed away in 2008. Having worked in fashion for a number of years, Kirsty Mitchell understood the constructed and filmic nature of the photographic image. Building on this, she incorporated childlike whim through the creation of her favorite fairytales that her mother read to her as a child. With minimal support and finances, she built what can be likened to a film set in order to stage each frame. The tailor-made dresses and make-up add an element of high fashion into the work. However, props such as ships, headdresses and books transform the image further; each item carefully built and placed so as to convey a personal sense of imagination.
‘Agua Nacida’ is a presentation selected from the first London exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Hugh Arnold. This truly unique collection of hauntingly beautiful large-scale images, shot underwater on location in Fiji and Gozo, offers an evocative exploration of nature, beauty and sexuality interpreted through an ambitious and highly accomplished series of underwater nudes. Overcoming the considerable technical difficulties of photographing underwater, Arnold’s models Polina Barbasova and Nika Lauraitis are freed from the restrictions of gravity and, floating weightlessly, they imbue this latest work with an ethereal, otherworldly beauty.
The exhibition also features works by British Fine Art photographer Tim Hall who specialises in travel, landscape and portraiture. His work is a lyrical response to the places that he has visited and shows his deepest interest in the natural world.