‘Untitled’ New York, 1979-80 © Victoria Miro
When was the last time you saw some photography that really inspired you?
Throughout September, the Victoria Miro Mayfair gallery is showing the work of Francesca Woodman, a highly regarded American artist who photographed prolifically during her short lived life.
The theme of this exhibition unusually considers the underlying geometrical forms that reoccur throughout Woodman’s photographs. Typically it has been the surreal and symbolic elements that have been prominent, but here you are asked to look into the composition, the lines and angles, and particularly the shape of the zig zag. Woodman’s father has said, “Domination by a zig-zag motif is very rare… It creates a world of flux without horizon, a rhythmic oscillation.”
Seeing this work in an art gallery, who’s artists include the likes of Grayson Perry and Chris-Ofili seems fitting, as you’re invited to view her work as art, and away from the ever cascading sea of imagery that surrounds our daily lives.
Why not take an afternoon to have a quiet stroll through this exhibition, and see if you can spot some zig zags, and perhaps a dozen more underlying themes that are present in Woodman’s work, and maybe, just maybe this could be the inspiration you have been looking for.
‘Francesca Woodman | Zigzag’ runs at Victoria Miro Mayfair, 14 St George Street, London, W1S 1FE, until 4 October 2014.
Find out more here – www.victoria-miro.com
‘Untitled’ MacDowell/Stanwood, 1979-80 © Victoria Miro
‘Untitled’ Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 © Victoria Miro