Jon Spencer: ‘Re-imaginings’ and ‘From One Tribe to Another’

From 05 September 2015
To 27 September 2015
Private view 5 September 2015 Artists talk begins at 5pm

This summer experience re-imagined Margate…

Enjoy an array of artistic performances, exhibitions and events by the seaside as Turner Contemporary, the newly opened pleasure park Dreamland and partners bring together all of Margate’s tribes for a feast of summer activity.

FotoFest Margate brings together the tribes of photographers and galleries across Margate in a weekend of exhibitions, workshops and talks including Re-imaginings and From One Tribe to Another, two exhibitions of lens based work by Jon Spencer.

My work is concerned with ideas of the layering of history both physically and emotionally. I look to tease out stories hidden in the fabric and collective memory of the city, retelling them and prompting the viewer to look at their surrounds anew.”

In Re-imaginings Jon presents two aspects of his work that offers us a new way of seeing the world around us. A new piece from his Poliptych vs Capriccio series commissioned specifically for this exhibition creates a view of an alternative Margate. 72 separate photographs come together to form a mythical panorama – a view that cannot possibly exist, but one that the mind’s eye wants to believe. Beside this is a selection of work from the Bandstand series. Time and memory are conjured from these well known objects to create ethereal, painterly images.

From One Tribe to Another presents a story of faith and architecture in Margate – looking at how buildings that appear very solid and constant are the home to changing religious groups as well as uses outside of religion. Hoped to be the first stage of a larger project, this will include a historical overview of the architecture of religion in Margate, with a more in depth piece of work around some of the existing religious communities, creating a dialogue between different religious groups and the wider community.

From One Tribe to Another is part of Margate Festival: Tribes, and FotoFest Margate and is supported by
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As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September – come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions

Arnold Circus edition of 25

archival giclée print
61x44cm framed
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Broadstairs edition of 25

archival giclée print
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September - come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Cliftonville edition of 25

archival giclée print
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September - come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Dukes Meadow edition of 25

archival giclée print
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September - come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Hilly Fields edition of 25

archival giclée print
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September - come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Kensington Gardens edition of 25

archival giclée print
66x44cm framed
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Nottingham Castle edition of 25

archival giclée print
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September - come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Regents Park edition of 25

archival giclée print
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September - come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Southwark Park edition of 25

archival giclée print
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September - come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions
£220 framed, £100 unframed

Victoria Park edition of 25

archival giclée print
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September - come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions
£220 framed, £100 unframed

London Skyline set A blue edition of 10

electrostatic plan print
88x63cm
£50 framed, £25 unframed

London Skyline set C yellow edition of 10

electrostatic plan print
88x63cm
£50 framed, £25 unframed

London Skyline set B green edition of 10

electrostatic plan print
88x63cm
£50 framed, £25 unframed

Margate Capriccio 1 Unique for exhibition

72 digital C-type prints
o/a 330x140cm
£1,200

Margate Capriccio 1 edition of 5

archival C-type print
78x34cm framed
£280 framed, £180 unframed

Margate Capriccio 2 edition of 5

archival C-type print
78x34cm framed
£280 framed, £180 unframed

Margate Capriccio 3 edition of 5

archival C-type print
78x34cm framed
£280 framed, £180 unframed

Lido Poliptych edition of 5

archival C-type print
78x34cm framed
£280 framed, £180 unframed

Newgate Gap Poliptych edition of 5

archival C-type print
78x34cm framed
£280 framed, £180 unframed

Harbour Arm Poliptych edition of 5

archival C-type print
78x34cm framed
£280 framed, £180 unframed

 

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