14th Jan 2016 to 27th Feb 2016
About The Exhibition
Ruby Wallis questions photography’s potential to convey sensory experience to the viewer. Her photographs, focusing on the body in sensual surroundings, experiment with perspective and perception. Wallis seeks to challenge conventional representations of landscape, which are controlled by powerful vertical figure in a horizontal space. Instead of adopting the traditional distant view, she frames intimate points of contact.
Through her photographic practice, the artist contemplates the moments in which the body connects with its material surroundings.These images highlight interactions between tactile and tangible surfaces an substances be they natural or synthetic, organic or structured, intimate or abstract.
Ruby Wallis completed her PhD in Fine Art Media at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. She holds an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales. She is currently artist in residence at IMMA, (Dublin) and was nominated for the Prix Pictet Award. She won first prize at Claremorris Open Exhibition in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include the Burren College of Art (Co. Clare), Pallas Projects (Dublin), 126- Artists run gallery (Galway), and The Dock (Carrick- on-Shannon). Group shows include The Gallery of Photography (Dublin), Galerie du Faouëdic (France), The Lab (Dublin), Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, (Portugal) and Ffotogallery (Cardiff), Vondelbunker (Amsterdam). Publications include the Journal for Artistic Research (Switzerland), Super Massive Blackhole Magazine (Dublin) and the British Journal of Photography (UK).
Belfast Exposed Futures is generously supported by the Foyle Foundation, Arts Council Northern Ireland, The British Council and The Directory.