Justine Varga's 'Memoire' + Roy Ananda's 'How To Write A Fan Letter'

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Justine Varga's 'Memoire' + Roy Ananda's 'How To Write A Fan Letter'
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Hugo Michell Gallery says
Hugo Michell Gallery invites you to the opening of Justine Varga’s ‘Memoire’ and Roy Ananda’s ‘How to write a fan letter’.

Justine Varga’s ‘Memoire’ is a series of cameraless photographs that sit at the edge of forgetfulness. The product of a duration of bodily actions (in which film was drawn on, handled, scratched, weathered and printed from) each mark, action and moment slips into the next. Through these photographs, we gain access to an impossible architecture of time that continually embeds the past within the present. Their palimpsestic quality – where a drawn layer submits to, is subsumed by, the laying down of yet another – manifests the act of remembering as a kind of magic writing pad. These are the elements embodied as and in ‘Memoire’: a bruised skin of emulsion supported by a fragile armature of memory.

‘How to write a fan letter’ expands on Roy Ananda’s long-standing interest in how his life as a pop-culture fanboy informs and overlaps with life as a visual artist. In this small but eclectic body of work, his love of Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars and the weird fiction of H.P. Lovecraft is filtered through various trappings and conventions of modern and contemporary visual art practices.

Please join us in celebrating these two fantastic exhibitions on the 8th of September!
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By: Hugo Michell Gallery