Thursday, 30 June 2011

Wendy Bevan ‘The Pain of Desire’

  Wendy Bevan’s first U.K solo exhibition is currently showing at the COB Gallery in London until July 30th, entitled ‘The Pain of Desire’, the exhibition explores the theatricality of female desire, and the inner pain suffered through the pursuit of prescribed and aspirational notions of identity and success. At once beautiful yet haunting, nostalgic yet timeless, Bevan’s surreal staged moments are captured on Polaroid. Each hand-printed, her intimate, otherworldly studies of mysterious female characters are displayed in found, antique frames sourced by Wendy. We worked closely with Wendy to create the  platinum prints on show and are very happy with the results, below shows a sample of some of them.



















Wendy is regularly commissioned as a fashion photographer for leading publications around the world including Marie Clare, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and a selection of her colour editorial work as c-type prints is also exhibited alongside ‘The Pain of Desire’. She is known for her surreal aesthetic, and a tender, sympathetic portrayal of the feminine form. In the exhibition she asks questions around notions of perfection promoted by contemporary society and media, and the negative impact they can have on women, feeding a desire for an ideal that doesn’t exist.




For further details on Wendy Bevan visit www.wendybevan.com and on the COB Gallery, visit : http://www.cobgallery.com/

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