May The Square Be With You
After a few weeks of R&R, summery frolics, chilled tinnies by the barbecue, recharging the batteries, soaking up the rays etc, the gallery at fotofilia is all set for the next season of exhibitions…
Who am I kidding? We’re still painting and there’s only a few days to go before the “Square @Birmingham” exhibition launches on Tuesday 6th September. But it will be well worth the inevitable last-minute panic – this is another exhibition of exceptional work.
It’s rather appropriate that it is now just over a year since we launched the new premises with Christophe Dillinger’s “WYSIWIGOTN” exhibition and the exhibition with which we start the next year of exhibition’s is also put together by Christophe. In this case, though, the work is selected from the wealth of wonderful images that appears in Square Magazine, the online magazinededicated to the square format for which Christophe is Editor.
Here’s a bit about the exhibition (and magazine) in his own words:
“Square Magazine is to the square photographic format what FHM is to young lads’ worldly education. We are the corkscrew in the picnic
hamper, the smooth music on the stereo and the unexpected free seat in the Tube on a Friday night all rolled into one refreshing publication.
And Square Magazine is coming to Birmingham. We are coming, more precisely, to fotofilia gallery, in the famous Jewellery Quarter, to show
a collection of nine photographers from across Europe. From Patricia van de Camp’s challenging conceptual forest shots to Mark Voce’s highly polished coastal landscapes, from Crete to Paris via the Shell polluted beaches of America, Square@Birmingham is a repository of contemporary square greatness.
It starts on the 6th September, with a private view on this day from 7 till 9, and finishes on the 1st October at fotofilia gallery, Regent
Parade, B1 3NS, Birmingham. More info available from http://www.fotofilia.co.uk and www.squaremag.org (email@ firstname.lastname@example.org)
I couldn’t have put it better myself.