Polly Merredew is taking part in a new exhibition at Quad in Derby (QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, DerbyDE1 3AS). The exhibition is part of a series of 3-D inspired events taking place at Quad. The exhibition runs through to Sunday 23rd February 2014. Entrance is free. The organisers found Polly’s work through this site so I’m kind of pleased about that.
“X-Y-Z is an exhibition that explores 3D through the work of international artists utilising age-old techniques such as lenticulars, autostereograms, stereograms, holography and anaglyph 3D. Here these classic and nostalgia-inducing methods which offer us the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality are embraced and championed.
Using these techniques the artists play with the notion of perception and sensation, giving us an opportunity to view the world in a unique and playful way. Each artist tackles different concepts within their work, from Thomas Hämén’s series Metadata (stereogram) inspired by the computer generated Magic Eye® autostereograms from the 1990s, to Chloe Humenko’s stunning filmic anaglyphic 3D photographs, evoking memories of classic 3D cinema.
The resulting exhibition takes us on a nostalgic journey through the recent history of 3D technology and how it is being applied creatively to contemporary art practice.”Polly Merredew @ XYZ at Quad, Derby, UK by Olly