I'm looking forward to being n conversation Michal Iwanowski and Paul Gaffney (both of whom are much better at talking that I) tomorrow at Ffotogallery in Penarth and seeing a few friends, old and never yet met. Here's the blurb.
Ffotogallery is delighted to present two solo exhibitions by Paul Gaffney and Michal Iwanowski. Both artists make work of an exploratory nature, during long and physically demanding walks far from the comforts of home to reflect on ideas of landscape, meditation and memory. Both Gaffney and Iwanowski will be talking about their work at our Artist Talk on Thursday 6 February at 6pm, followed by the exhibition previews from 7-8.30pm. Entry is free of charge.
Made over several journeys across southern Europe, Paul Gaffney’s landscape photographs chronicle over two thousand miles of terrain, all negotiated on foot. We Make the Path by Walking immerses the viewer in a series of untraceable landscapes that appear at the same time undisturbed yet excavated. These quiet and subtle images consider the notion of long distance walking as a form of meditation and personal transformation.
Michal Iwanowski’s work retraces an epic journey his grandfather and great uncle made in 1945 after escaping from a prisoner-of-war camp in Russia, and in extreme hardship walked 2000 km to Poland in search of their family. Clear of People documents this journey. The images and writing capture Iwanowski’s own travels through landscape marked by history as well as echoing his grandfather’s experience of a quest for safety in a hostile environment.
Exhibition continues until 8 March 2014. For more information see ourwebsite.
Ffotogallery's exhibition programme is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.