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Chloe Rosser: 'Form & Function'

  • 17A Electric Lane London SW9 8LA (map)

Form & Function by Chloe Rosser

Thurs 10 May - Mon 18 June 2018: Free Entry


10:30 - 17:30  Monday - Saturday                                                                                             

Venue: Photofusion, 17A Electric Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LA  


L A Noble Gallery in partnership with Photofusion, are delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition  Form & Function with works by Chloe Rosser. 

Subverting the idea of the nude Chloe Rosser’s photographs intrigue, entice, confuse and repel. Rosser’s sculptural figures embrace the surreal whilst retaining an absolute reality. Knowingly unnerving, her models contort themselves into fleshy geological ‘forms’.

Rosser’s work speaks of the human condition and our increasing alienation from our own bodies. In these photographs, what should be intimately familiar is transformed into an unfamiliar sculpture. Photographed in this contorted fashion, the body becomes almost inhuman; it is a mindless mass of flesh, a growth. Although the figures are abstract they still retain many human qualities; foetal like poses, flecks of freckles and the subtle arc of the spine. The forms photographed are a stark contrast to our society’s concept of an ‘ideal body’. While their peculiarity and soft lighting intrigue us, a sense of the cadaver repels us.

The naked body has been a major focus throughout the history of art – with the male gaze dominating the field. Our acceptance of misogynistic and sexualised bodies in art, media and life contort the reality of what it is to be human and comfortable with our own skin. Highly debated and wrapped in controversy, our relationship with the human body is arguably now more complicated and widely discussed than ever before

Workshop / Talks / Events with Chloe Rosser

Sat 19 May: Artist & Curator's Exhibition Tour with Chloe Rosser & Laura Noble
Time: 12:00 - 13:00  Free

Sat 26 May: Artist Tour with Chloe Rosser
Time: 12:00 - 13:00  Free

Wed 30 May: Artist Talk: Chloe Rosser 'In Conversation’ with LANG Director and exhibition curator Laura Noble
Time: 18:00 - 19:30                                                                                                                          Free for Photofusion members / £5 non-members

Sat 16 June: Professional workshop with live models. With Chloe Rosser and Laura Noble
Time: 11:00 - 17:30                                                                                                                           


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Earlier Event: March 8
Later Event: November 28
FIX Photo Festival 2018