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"Eric Lesdema: The Great Escape"
2002-06-13 until 2002-07-14
UK United Kingdom
Curated by David Chandler of PhotoWorks 'the great escape' is the first
major solo exhibition by Eric Lesdema whose work reflects a restless
imagination and testing of definitions. Lesdema regards himself as a
photographer, but not one from today's industrial age, more akin to a 19th
Century pioneer, experimenting and happening on discovery through trial and
error and the simple laws of physics.
His new work collapses traditional
boundaries between photography and installation, art and craft, high and low
culture and aesthetics and utility. The gallery itself is transformed into a
kind of laboratory in which the viewer is invited to observe experiments.
The works reference science as addressed in children's books, which easily
accomodate the naive and the profound, and place universal scientific laws
and accepted knowledge into the realm of the everyday and the domestic.
May 2002 Eric Lesdema was awarded the Connecting Flights Fellowship by the
Arts Council of England.
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