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"Fore Photographers: Anthony Jones,Catherine Jacobs, Irene Lumley and Ray Spence
2001-07-03 until 2001-07-08
Shepherd Market Gallery
UK United Kingdom
Bringing fresh and thought provoking photography to the foreground,this Mayfair show
offers expressive new work from Anthony Jones,Catherine Jacobs and Irene Lumley and Ray
Curved horizons,evocative shapes and vibrant textures celebrate the emotive issues of femininity,sensuality and
sexuality that are central to Catherine Jacobs ’work.Her intimacy series was selected for Food 99,the 10th
Herefordshire Photography Festival.Other recent exhibitions include Artsway,the.gallery@oxo,Manuela Hofer
Original Photographic Prints Gallery and the Battersea Contemporary Art Fair.Sense &Sensuality,an exhibition with
painter Annabel Kapp,showed at Lewisham Art House Gallery,London and toured Shropshire Galleries with Gallery.
Net 2000-1,who recently commissioned a residency based on her photographic practice.
Anthony Jones hand printed silver gelatin photographs display a humanistic and sympathetic viewpoint of the
Series of his work have been included in Image 99,SE1 Gallery,Association of Photographers Gallery,In
Sync Gallery and the Novotel,Hammersmith.He has shown at the Paperleaf Art Fair,Battersea Contemporary Art
Fair and the Kensington Art and Design Fair.Anthony is represented by the John Stevenson Gallery,338 W
23rd Street,New York,New York 10011-2201.Telephone:+49 (212)352 0070.
Irene Lumley ’s work explores the sculptural and textural qualities of the female nude.She chooses to photograph
women who go largely unrepresented in western media in a positive and empowering way.Irene has exhibited widely
and recent shows include Photofolio Gallery,Manuela Hofer Gallery and Battersea Contemporary Arts Fair.She also
works collaboratively and has just finished a residency in association with the National Gallery touring programme
exploring children ’s photographic responses to contemporary family life.She is currently working towards her second
solo show,to be housed at The Pankhurst Centre Manchester,and is also completing an MA in Communication Media
at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Trained as a microbiologist Ray Spence is a keen organic gardener whose work is greatly in influenced by natural forms.
Plants,organic structures and the human form are all recurring themes.For many years Ray has specialisted in
Fine Art monochrome printing and historical processes such as cyanotypes and platinum/Palladium printing.More
recently he has worked with liquid emulsions and digital manipulation and printing.This new digital based work that
explores the relationship between couples combining the human form with text will be shown at this exhibition.A
Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society,Ray sits on the Distinctions panels in ‘Visuals Arts ’and ‘Printing ’as well as
being a respected lecturer and workshop leader.Spence is the author of Form and Fantasy and the co-author of
Beyond Monochrome -A Fine Art Printing Workshop .His work is widely exhibited and collected.Ray Spence
makes his home near Stratford on Avon,UK.