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Wed, 03 Jul

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Margate

Seen / Unseen

SEEN / UNSEEN brings together new photography & video work from four artists, this year’s inaugural graduates from the Still & Moving Image course at The Margate School

Seen / Unseen
Seen / Unseen

Time & Location

03 Jul 2024, 11:00 – 14 Jul 2024, 16:00

Margate, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK

About the Event

You are invited to the Private View on Thursday 4 July, 6pm to 8pm

The exhibition will be closed on Monday 8 July

SEEN / UNSEEN presents the personal artistic journeys of four artists working across various mediums including photography, video, animations, collage, installation and performance.

This exhibition aims to show the surface nature of the photographic image and also the unseen depths into which the artist can tap through their creativity. They explore personal subjects, intimate relationships, obsessions, myth and the collective unconscious.

Bea Belicza

@beabelicza

Ian Jones

email: dr.ian.jones@gmail.com

Sonia McNally

@soniamcnallyartist

soniamcnally.co.uk

Katarzyna Zub

@kat.aleks.studio

Dr Ian Jones

Dr Ian Jones is a retired academic, psychotherapist and writer. He has curated and exhibited locally at Stretch gallery, Social 101, and Beach Creative – as well as giving spoken word performances, recorded voiceovers for Turner Contemporary and Tate Britain, and many lectures on the poetry of TS Eliot, as organizer of Thanet TS Eliot Reading Group.

The Still and Moving Image is his second part-time course at The Margate School, following Visual Communication - a one-year course in Graphic Design. His current art practice consists largely of photomontage, film and typography.

Sonia McNally  

‘Through my work I hope to show you an enchanted and magical world, with a brush humour and theatre.’ 

Sonia’s work seeks to explain how she sees and understands the world. 

Gifted with an active imagination, the veil is thin for Sonia, and she finds herself working, in enchanted realms between the Divine and the material.  A fascination with the paranormal is consistent across her career, as is her interest in symbolic language, and an early invocation to Kandinsky’s manifesto ‘Concerning the Spiritual in Art’. These have called her to go beyond superficial appearance with her work and aim to touch the soul of the viewer. Initially through painting, she has found a language that can express these enigmatic ideas and over the last 10 years, she has added an eclectic mix of media to this, bringing more weight and illumination to these narratives – poetry, performance, photography, film among them. Sonia’s artistic practice is often playful and theatrically delivered, with a brush of humour and unease - it all drinks from the wellspring and gravity of ancient spiritual traditions, symbolism, and paradigms of mystery.  

Katarzyna Zub initially studied philosophy before redirecting her focus to fine art photography. As an artist, she delves into the visual and intuitive language of photography to explore metaphysical concepts, emphasizing the link between the material and non-material aspects of reality and our spiritual connection with nature. Her artistic practice revolves around the dynamic processes of change in landscapes and our complex relationship to them.  

In her recent project, Katarzyna's research has centred on the transformative power of natural forces, the irreversible passage of time, and the transitions of the seasons within her local environment. Her works investigate the symbolism behind cycles of growth and decay by juxtaposing the vitality and spontaneity of nature with the precision of geometrical shapes. These series serve as reflections on the universal cycles of life, death, and rebirth.

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