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"The Myth of Sexual Loss: Karen Brett"
2004-02-02 until 2004-03-12
UK United Kingdom
The taboo-breaking show is a sensitive photographic exploration of the ageing sexual body. Whilst aiming to develop an aesthetic style which does not sensationalise, Karen Bretts large colour images explore and challenge the ideology surrounding sexuality and our fear of the ageing body. Originally trained as a nurse, Karen Brett is concerned primarily about raising an awareness of topical social issues through photography. She has previously made work about mental health and domestic violence.
The artist advertised for couples and single volunteers aged between 60 and 90 to take part in her project. Her approach incorporated a rigorous and often intimate engagement with the subject, frequently spending a long period of time developing the trust and confidence of the people who she photographed. The resulting works are subtle, sensitive and warm.
The Myth of Sexual Loss is a Ffotogallery, Cardiff touring exhibition and continues until 12th March.
Folly is a non-profit media arts organisation, based in Lancaster. Folly promotes photographic, video and new media work. Following a recent Regional Arts Lottery Programme Award from North West Arts Board, Folly has been through a rigorous consultancy process. This process has clarified a dedicated vision for the organisation: to develop a centre for excellence for emergent contemporary arts practice in the North West.