selfies
group show

1 - 17 April 2014

selfie
Pronunciation: selfy
NOUN (plural selfies)

  • informal


'A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.'

- Oxford Dictionaries

Chances are you've taken at least one selfie recently. After all, it wasn't chosen as the Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year for nothing. Technological advances and the sheer unadulterated vanity of social media, means that usage of the word 'selfie' has increased by 17,000% over the past 12 months. You'll know this to be true - there are now almost as many self-shot photos of pouting faces as there are of cats doing silly things on the internet.

More than just a self-portrait, the term ‘selfie’ is loaded with the concerns of our interconnected, technological age. The selfie is the self-portrait of our digital world, an extension of our natural construction of the self that seeks a new level of self-awareness, validation, performance, and vulnerability through social media, and its associated likes, emoticons and retweets.

So how will artists respond to the brief of creating their own selfie? 

Artists featured in Selfies include Stephen Allwood, Sarah Dolby, Richard McWhannell, John Madden, Joon-Hee Park, Peter James Smith, Dean Tercel, Rebecca Wallis, Peter Wichman, Evan Woodruffe and many more, and a few surprises...

In addition to their works, artists will create real-life selfies using an instant camera (think Polaroid) on the opening night, which will also be exhibited.

Stephen Allwood Self-Portrait, 2014. Oil on canvas. 910 x 910 mm

SOLD

Peter James Smith Ungoogleable Self, 2014. Oil and enamel on board in found
frame. 750 x 750 mm

AVAILABLE

Hamish McWhannell Malcolm Ave, 2013/2014. Oil on linen.
760 x 560 mm

AVAILABLE

Evan Woodruffe 5th March 2014, Acrylic and resin-oilcolour on linen. 500 x 700mm

AVAILABLE

Sarah Dolby Gypsy, 2014. Oil on linen, 640 x 640 mm

AVAILABLE

Margaret Aull Emoticons, 2014. Acrylic and ink on canvas.
1600 x 1200 mm

AVAILABLE

Cliff McPherson Heroic Me, 2014. Acrylic on paper.
700 x 495 mm

AVAILABLE

Joon-Hee Park Chewy Self-portrait, 2014. Oil on canvas. 610 x 610 mm

AVAILABLE

Ellie Smith Selfie (with disposable underwater camera), 2014. Edition 1/3
Archival digital print. 350 x 510 mm

AVAILABLE

Dean Tercel Jo and I, 2014. Oil paint on linen mounted onto
aluminium panel. 700 x 900 mm

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Peter Wichman Study in Green and Pink, 2014. Oil on canvas.
605 x 455 mm

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Richard McWhannell 'Me' - a whiter shade of pale, 2013.
Oil on canvas. 1110 x 910 mm

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Rebecca Wallis Hold on a minute, 2014. Gouache on canvas. 600 x 600 mm

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