© Nicholas Carn
2017

The Makers' Emporium

I’m selling handmade pieces, prints and cards at The Makers Emporium Clerkenwell, London until December 7th
http://www.secondfloor.co.uk/themakersemporium/default.aspx

DOOMED GALLERY Polaroid Show

You can see some of my Polaroid manipulations projected at The Doomed Gallery Polaroid show in Dalston this Friday 12th and over the weekend. Open 6-9 on 12th opening night.
http://doomedgallery.tumblr.com/post/97125702902

Recent showings:

I was invited to show in the group photography exhibition "Diverse Gatherings" at No Format gallery in South East London. It was a chance to make an installation with a process I've developed of displaying my work in groups of 4 backlit with cables and wires hanging down from the frames as part of the artwork. Please see below the images for more info.

The Open studios in May 2013

The opening was a great success with the continued expansion of the SFSA project which is growing and growing. This time I showed some of my new back-lit 3D Transparencies and they received much interest. I have designed a frame which I will build for other Transparency projects but for this occasion I adapted some ready made frames.

Recent others:

March 2012 Selected to be in Pan Macmillan Art space in central london

August 2012 Selected for Islington Art Factory Summer Salon.


The Makers' Emporium, Clerkenwell
 
Diverse Gatherings

Above and below is a closer look at the work shown at the Diverse Gatherings exhibition in No Format gallery SE London. A mixed media installation combining instant film and lighting with an audio background noise. the wires were shown as part of the artwork.
The power supplies to the lights each give off a high pitched sound which, in unison, gives a background industrial noise to the installation and is quite disconcerting and helps to dislocate you from the real world when viewing the pictures. My images are dark in tone thematically so this adds to the viewing experience, the wires also gives a biological association with memory as if veins or neurons.
The lights are the kind used in advertising and information technology, this puts the artwork in context of our daily interaction and instructions from screens, lights, panels and displays. Are we in control of them, or are they in control of us? The display format also conveys a scientific quality which is an influence in my work.
The images are made using my slr 680 and instant film made by Impossible. They are made into transparencies and layered and combined with double exposures to make composite transparencies. This organic quality is something I wish to explore further in different future installation pieces combined with moving image and sound.


 

The lights are the kind used in advertising and information technology, this puts the artwork in context of our daily interaction and instructions from screens, lights, panels and displays. Are we in control of them, or are they in control of us? The display format also conveys a scientific quality which is an influence in my work.

 

The images are made using my slr 680 and instant film made by Impossible. They are made into transparencies and layered and combined with double exposures to make composite transparencies. This organic quality is something I wish to explore further in different future installation pieces combined with moving image and sound.