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://therowanartsproject.com/volunteerblog – you might have to scroll down, it’s titled ‘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.
Ellen Davis-Walker’s review looks at the great range of work in this show curated by Shiri Shalmy with Rowan Arts, and considers the juxtaposition of mine and Mum Ghose’s piece:
“In Bag for a new Mum Ghose manages to capture a similar sense of isolation. Her torn up shredded handbag hangs suspended from a pillar, with keys, chain and dummy spilling from its torn centre. The sense of disjuncture between the outward image of ‘containment’ and security evoked by the presence of the handbag and the inner turmoil it conceals provides an interesting echo with Nicola Jayne Maskrey’s Ophelia Series. Using an over-exposed photograph of an anonymous female, Maskrey seeks to explore the edges of sanity and emotional turmoil. Although on the one hand still and peaceful, Ghose and Maskrey nonetheless succeed in bringing an unmistakable air of violence to their work which see conventional notions of the feminine being ruthlessly unravelled.”
The exhibition is on until 31st October at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA.
Exhibition opening hours Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.
The Maya Centre has invited Bekki Perriman and myself to exhibit our work as part of the launch of it’s new home in Islington!
The launch is on 19th September, with patrons Melissa Benn, and MP Jeremy Corbyn joining the celebrations.
The Maya Centre provides free long term counselling and psychological support to women who have experienced severe trauma through domestic violence, abuse in childhood or overseas in war and conflict. It is a not for profit specialist counselling service run by women, for women.
Bekki and I are both showing work related to our award winning exhibitions at Islington Exhibits 2013 – in my case it’s 5 of the original prints from the Chasing Shadows series.
To see more images from the series take a look at my website
The exhibition is available for viewing by appointment only, please contact me for more information.
Simon Warwick Green, one of the most interesting and unusual artists I have ever worked with, is making a new film – Jelly Snakes. Simon’s films are like nothing else you’ve ever seen.
Jelly Snakes is one of eight projects selected from around the world by the prestigious Binger Writers and Producers FilmLab 2013 www.binger.nl
It’s a feature length comedy about a 16-year old Brian Eno enthusiast, who tries to escape his dysfunctional family life, by listening to Eno, making his ‘sound sculptures’ and attempting to seduce a 35-yr-old mother-of-two who lives next door.
Simon’s raising funds for the project on indiegogo, to find out more about the project and how to donate click here.
In addition to a credit and a preview screening he is thanking donors with limited edition prints, signed music videos and original artworks. Prints include a limited edition run of this film still photograph that I made for his film The Frozen Pond:
The Women’s Work exhibition opens this week at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.
The exhibition launches with a celebratory event on Wednesday 11th, 5-7pm, and then runs until the end of October. For more information and opening times go to: http://www.therowanartsproject.com/whats_on
Organised in partnership by Rowan Arts with Trust for London and curated by Shiri Shalmy, the exhibition Women’s Work features work by emergent and established Islington artists exploring women’s cultural, social, political and domestic lives.
I’ve two images in the show – the first two in my Ophelia series of limited edition polaroid emulsion lifts.
Here’s Ophelia #1. I’m also very pleased to say thank you to Rowan Arts for choosing Ophelia #2 as one of the promotional images for the show!
These are original Polaroid Emulsion Lifts onto acid free water colour paper. Signed recto, mounted on conservation grade board. Each print is unique and handmade by me.
Shot underwater, the photographs are made into Polaroid 669 prints and soaked in a hot water bath to lift the emulsion containing the image from the paper beneath. The emulsion is then floated onto water colour paper and arranged into position. 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.
Image size – approximately 12cm x 9cm, mount size A3. Total edition run of 30 sets.
If you’re interested exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.