PLANE MATERIALS : Co-commission for Brighton Photo Biennial 2014


In 2014 GRAIN Projects invited curator Nathaniel Pitt of Division of Labour, to curate ‘Plane Materials’ for Photoworks Biennial.   The artists featured were Cornford & Cross and Andrew Lacon who made new work exploring the interplay between photography and sculpture. Lacon’s practice, rooted in historical documents from the Library of Birmingham’s archive, focused on Roman antiquity and the framing of photographs of Roman sculpture. Cornford & Cross, with a non-studio based approach, generated their work through discussion and debate, presenting diverse conceptual ideas. This exhibition, a Photoworks, GRAIN, and Library of Birmingham Co-commission for Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, was showcased at the University of Brighton Gallery from October 4 to November 2, 2014. A publication with newly commissioned writing also accompanied the exhibition.

Above image credit: Andrew Lacon – Studio Collage (Bernini) 2014′

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