Mission Gallery, Swansea
- Saturday 18 May 2013
Green on Red Gallery is pleased to announce that Tom Hunters series of photographs titled Unheralded Stories will be exhibited in the Mission Gallery to coincide with Diffusion, the Cardiff International Photography Festival, organised by Ffotogallery. Unheralded Stories was first shown at Purdy Hicks Gallery, London in 2010. This is the first time that Tom Hunter's work has been shown in Wales.
Unheralded Stories describes the hidden or underground myths and epic struggles and dreams of the local inhabitants of this community, but are as typical of any community, the world over. Hunter displays again here his native and precocious talent for telling stories. He excels at transforming the small incident or memory to a larger, fantastical vision. What was recounted, sometimes in passing or in a relaxed encounter in the local becomes a momentous event. The sense of grandeur attached to some of these works is not accidental. This is partly explained by the fact that a third image or narrative is involved in each scene. Each composition references great artworks from the history of European Painting from the Renaissance to the Pre-Raphaelites. Here, the range of preceding clues goes from Death of the Virgin by Caravaggio and Luca Giordano’s The Fall of the Rebel Angel (1666) to Roger Delivering Angelica (1819) by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and to scenes from Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979).
Exhibition Dates: 18 May - 14 July 2013
Exhibition Venue: Mission Gallery, Gloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, Wales, UK
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