September's artist is photographer Juno Calypso
Series of self portraits featuring Calypso's alter ego, Joyce. Beautifully constructed and art directed photographs exploring femininity. Using plush pinks and dusty greens, they are an aesthetic dream to make you sigh a deep sigh of delight.
"Without knowing how to explain what I was doing at the time, I used my grandmothers’ houses or rented bedrooms online, and took pictures of myself while the hosts were asleep. Once alone I used Joyce to reenact the private underlife of a woman consumed by the laboured construct of femininity, carried out to the point of ritualised absurdity.
‘The Honeymoon’ is a continuation of the ‘Joyce’ series. In the spring of 2015 I spent a week alone at a romantic-themed couples resort in the USA. With a suitcase of wigs and lingerie, I posed as a travel writer and began using each room in the resort as a stage to perform solitary acts of desire and disappointment. In each room we find Joyce in moments of prepartion and anticipation. Seduction has begun in secrecy. A green clay body-mask beauty routine becomes a science-fiction metamorphosis. Joyce appears alone, absorbed and exhausted by her own reflection."
Private View - Thursday 31st August 6-9PM
Onward opening times
Friday 1st September - Monday 2nd October
Winner of a number of high profile awards including the Series Award in the 2016 British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Awards, The Catlin Art prize 2013 & Foam Talent award 2016.
Guardian - "I sounded like I was having the best sex"
Dazed - 'The isolation of a one woman honeymoon'
It's Nice That - Ones to watch