Be Smart About Art

BSAA (London) monthly talk + networking event: Nicolas Laborie 'Tin Tribes in the Garden of Ether' at GX Gallery January 2017

Discovery of people & places in the art world.

Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - Jan. 27, 2017, 8:30 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: GX Gallery | 43 Denmark Hill | London SE5 8RS

Train: Denmark Hill (8 min walk to gallery. Connects to London Overground, London Victoria, Blackfriars, St Pancras and more).

Bus: 12, 35, 36, 40, 42, 45, 148, 176, 171, 185, 345, 436, 484,

Speakers: Susan Mumford

Price: Members go free | Non-Members 8.50 GBP early bird (to 26 Oct), 10 GBP full ticket inc on-the-door

#besmartaboutart networking is a monthly opportunity to meet artists, curators & other peers, to view exhibitions and spaces, and to expand knowledge - creative and professional alike.

To kick-off the 2017 year, we're heading to Nicolas Laborie's solo photography exhibition 'Tin Tribes in the Garden of Ether'. This includes a talk with the artist, interviewed by BSAA Founder and Art World Entrepreneur Susan Mumford. Nicolas will provide insight into the wet plate photographic process as well as his journey in the art world. This will be followed by a short talk 'The Art World in 2017' that will invite audience participation and questions, facilitated by Susan. She'll be highlighting the artist-gallerist working relationship and getting sponsorship for art events.

About the Exhibition:
Tin Tribes in the Garden of Ether presents a selection of unique photographs looking at a number of different subcultures, where style and fashion play an important part, be it for political reasons, issues of freedom, resistance, gender equality or self-expression against the norm and society.

Nicolas is launching a limited edition hardback book of the same title, which presents his photographs and includes a foreword by Artist and Art Historian, Armando Alemdar Ara as well as a conversation with Deputy Editor and Arts Writer at State Magazaine, Anna McNay.

The A4 portrait hardback book has a black linen, embossed cover and includes 49 wet plate collodion photographs and is a limited edition of 70. 

Collectors Box available - includes hardback book, limited edition stamped and signed print on Hahnemühle German etching paper.

About the Wet Collodion Process:
The Wet plate collodion process is an early photographic technique invented by Englishman Frederick Scott Archer in 1851. The process involved adding a soluble iodide to a solution of collodion (cellulose nitrate) and coating a glass plate with the mixture.

In the darkroom the plate is immersed in a solution of silver nitrate to form silver iodide. The plate, still wet, is exposed in the camera. Then developed by pouring a solution of pyrogallic acid over it and fixed with a strong solution of sodium thiosulfate, for which potassium cyanide, later substituted. Immediate developing and fixing are necessary because, after the collodion lm had dried, it became waterproof and the reagent solutions could not penetrate it.
Ambrotype became very popular from the mid to late 19th century, as did a version on black lacquered metal known as a tintype, or ferrotype.

About the Gallery:
GX Gallery (established 2001) is a leading contemporary art gallery in London. representing emerging and established artists. We have a regular programme of solo and group exhibitions and exhibit at art fairs throughout the year.

The gallery offers a wide range of services including advice on building your art collection, framing, installing artwork and delivery and shipment worldwide

See and follow GX Gallery online: | Twitter @GXgallery | Instagram @GXgallery



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