I’ve now got a profile on LensCulture!
LensCulture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community.
Their online network of photographers, magazine, and blog showcase work of all genres from the world’s most cutting-edge photographers. There are some great photographers on there, with a very diverse and inspirational range of work.
Profiles are by invitation only so I’m really excited – and very grateful for the compliment!
You can find my profile here: www.lensculture.com/npicola where you can also see new work from the series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it…’
In celebration of the 10 year birthday of Rowan Arts, colleagues past and present, friends and supporters were invited to contribute artwork for a fun, vibrant and eclectic group show inspired by the Dr Seuss poem. ‘Oh the places you’ll go!’.
The exhibition was launched at their party on 10th January, with patron Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North speaking in testament to their work over the last decade.
Thanks to Rowan Arts continued support for my work, my two test images from ‘…and then I was the wind’ have been included in this exhibition, which means one last chance to view them before they go to their new owners.
The exhibition is the latest in their series at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA, and runs from Friday 10 January – Monday 24 February 2014, open Monday – Friday 9.00 – 5.00pm.
To find out more about Rowan Arts go to their website.
Here is my first test shot of Chasing Shadows rear-projected into a window space, so that it can be viewed by passers by from the street outside. Although very rough around the edges still, I especially like how the reflection of the lit window interacts with the piece, creating another (colourful, live) layer within the otherwise frozen monotone narrative.
Fingers crossed it’ll still work when I scale it up!
This great article by The Mixed Reality Laboratory, Nottingham, UK was really helpful in working out suitable medium to project onto – I’d recommend it to anyone exploring with projection based installation.
In her great review of the exhibition ‘Off the Ground’ at Resource for London Lilia Prier Tisdall has this to say about my work:
“The upstairs room is dominated by painters yet it is Nicola Maskrey’s digital prints that stand out for me. Titled ‘…and then I was the wind’ they use long exposure photography to record the ‘movement of air and tidal currents through vegetation’. The effect is painterly in itself, and they really do convey the sense of what it would be like to be the wind rushing through the trees.”
You can read the full review here - http://www.rowanarts.net/off-the-ground-review/
The exhibition is showing at Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, N7; from 4th November – now extended until 8th January (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)
Here’s one of the images:
Following its recent success at Resource for London, Women’s Work moves next to St Luke’s Community Centre. Curated by Shiri Shalmy, this exhibition of emerging and established Islington artists explores the cultural, social, political and domestic lives of women.Opening event: Thursday 14 November 6.30- 8.30pm (refreshments available) St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ RSVP email@example.com by 12th November
Amongst work by other artists, the exhibition includes two images from my Ophelia series, made in response to other interpretations of the story.
“Although on the one hand still and peaceful, Maskrey nonetheless succeeds in bringing an unmistakable air of violence to her work which see conventional notions of the feminine being ruthlessly unravelled.” Ellen Davis-Walker
These are original Polaroid Emulsion Lifts onto acid free water colour paper. The very nature of the process continues the theme of the subject matter, and ensures that each print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.
Signed recto, mounted on conservation grade board. Each print is unique and handmade by me. Image size – approximately 12cm x 9cm, mount size A3. Total edition run of 30 sets.
If you’re interested in exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.
For ‘Off the Ground’, artists Grace Aza-Selinger and Catherine Hall have curated a great exhibition full of a diverse range of work based in nature.
Here’s my with my work, taken at the private view by photographer Sheryl Tait.
Off The Ground is the latest show at Resource for London in collaboration with Rowan Arts. It is running until 4th December, opening hours 10am – 5pm Monday – Friday, at 356 Holloway Rd London N7 6PA.
My latest project still in development – ‘…and then I was the wind’ – will be in ‘Off the Ground’ – a group exhibition of artists whose work has a basis in nature.
Hosted by Resource for London in collaboration with Rowan Arts, the exhibition opens on 4th November 2013. It also includes the amazingly talented Ruth Parker who’s work has been featured all over the place.
Here’s a flyer with more info about the exhibition:
And here are a couple of images from the series:
For more information about the project, or the exhibition please get in touch.
Here are some of the first images from a new body of work ‘…and then I was the wind’.
Comprising 3 series of images, I am studying the movement of air and tidal currents through vegetation and attempting to recreate the experience in the first person.
At times these long exposure digital photographs lose all suggestion of the subject as they give themselves over to the speed and force of the energy passing through them.
The final images will be shown in several forms including print, large-scale projection, and site-specific installation.
If you would like to find out more about this work please contact me.
I’m really pleased to be able to say that Millennium Images are now handling reproduction rights for selected images from my portfolio. Representing an interesting range of amazing photographers Millennium sells reproduction rights and arranges commissions.
The selection includes work from the series’ ‘Adventures in a Suburban Garden‘, ‘Chasing Shadows‘, ‘Ophelia #1-6‘, and ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it‘, as well as some single images. Here are a few examples:
There are more images available on the Millennium website – if you are interested in using my work for commercial purposes please either search for me at Millennium, or contact me directly if you can’t find what you’re looking for there.