‘TERRAIN’ is the first solo show from Jack Whitefield, a British-born photographer raised in St Ives,
Whitefield’s work can be considered banal, so rooted in the everyday that it seems disconnected from our idea of reality. While Whitefield’s pictures were made using a film camera and traditional printing techniques, his approach to his subject matter is far from traditional. Inspired by The New Topographics, one cannot help but consider Whitefield an outsider to his subject matter.
‘A cracked window on to the American dream, put a wedge in the crack you might split the whole dream in half.’ Whitefield picks up on these fractures, the sound of broken glass sandwiched between tarmac and a stiletto. He is led there by the light that pours in between the cracks, the nature that always finds a way to retake control.
Crushed Cans. Crushed Dreams. If the prevailing atmosphere is of disillusion, then it is not without hope, with the end of a dream comes a renewed engagement with reality.
Golborne Gallery is open Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm / Sunday 12 – 4pm Admission is free
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