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“All Icons are False” Art Exhibition by Alexander James

GCF and D Contemporary are very happy to introduce artist Alexander James, presenting previous unseen works from his series, Vanitas, Rosae and Dissolved Sadness, the critically acclaimed Moscow exhibition, alongside new abstract floral works titled All Icons are False.

His Exhibition is at D Contemporary Gallery, 23, Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4EY from 19th  – 30th May 2017.

All Icons are False are images of flowers in water but they look more like abstract stained- glass windows. To make them, James took 850 plate film photographs of 50 petal-heavy arrangements of flowers densely combined underwater, then variously layered these ‘core plates’ on a scanner – up to four at a time – using both positive and negative images. The rhythms which result are complicated, as not only are several plates scanned, but both the natural forms of the flowers and the wave effects of the water make their separate contributions. The flowers are all old varieties, returning us to how they looked at the time when their biblical symbolism was most vivid. ”

Words by Paul Carey-Kent (art critic)

10% of all sales made will go to Gynaecological Cancer Fund and Alexander is also generously donating one of his works from the Exhibition to the Fund.

For more information about the Exhibition, please see the attached press release (pdf).





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