Harry Conway: Stolen Souls

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Friday, 22 April 2016 to Saturday, 28 May 2016
Opening: 
Thursday, 21 April 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

MMX Gallery presents two solo shows featuring Harry Conway and Katie Eleanor, both of whom are recent photography graduates from London College of Communication and the University of Westminster respectively. 

Gallery One

Harry Conway: Stolen Souls

Walking through London in 2015 at 3am, the boundary between the sense of fear and the threat of danger is out of focus. The Soho of 40 years ago offered both with music, sex and alcohol. The Soho of today has much more muted colours. The danger created in Stolen Souls is active and always present. It requires reaction. Running through the scenes of fluster, outrage and annoyance. One begins to ask why? Just seconds ago you were being surveyed and recorded walking down the street. In Soho you are monitored at every step you walk aside from the odd dingy alley or unseen corner. What these photos are doing is using violence to unmask the lie of the exchange. We have never given our consent to being recorded in public, what the surveillance state does is different as it does not involve the danger and violence of Conway's lens.

There will be limited copies of the Stolen Souls photobook available from the gallery during the exhibition.

Artist: 

Harry Conway

Harry F Conway is a 25 year old photographer born and raised in London. With a background of painting graffiti, Conway would repeatedly find himself trawling the streets of the capital. On his nocturnal journeys he’d notice the fear and danger the night would bring to the capitals inhabitants. Conway was given a 12-month prison sentence for painting his tag across London in 2012. Apart from Wormwood Scrubs, other institutions he has attended include Central St. Martins and the London College of Communication, BA (hons) in Photography.

He has pursued photography just as aggressively as graffiti, offering a unique perspective on the atmosphere of London at night.

Alongside Conway’s prints at the exhibition, there will be a short film documenting the working methods of the Stolen Souls project and the photographer’s approach. A film by Molly Manning Walker.

 

Please check the separate listing for Katie Elanor show in Gallery 2.

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Notes for Editors

For further exhibition, press and sales enquires please contact the gallery: info@mmxgallery.com

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8692 6728

Visitor Information

Opening Times: Wednesday – Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 12-6pm and by appointment

MMX GALLERY

448 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY

Nearest stations: New Cross, New Cross Gate, Deptford Bridge, Deptford

Parking space available outside the gallery

Getting to us:

It’s very easy! New Cross, Zone 2 (walk to the gallery 2 min)

Southeastern trains from London Bridge to New Cross (7 min)

London Overground: New Cross (2 min walk) and New Cross Gate (10 min walk), Zone 2, DLR Deptford Bridge (8 min walk), Zone 2
Buses: 53, 453, 177, 225 to New Cross Station and 136, 436, 321, 21, 171, 172 to Marquise of Granby pub (5 min walk)

 

Telephone: 
+44 (0) 20 8692 6728
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+44 7944 677 511

Venue: 

MMX is a contemporary photography gallery based in London, exhibiting established and emerging artists.

Housed in a Victorian building, the gallery retains much of the buildings history and architectural heritage.

Opened in September 2014, the gallery welcomed site- specific, artist-led projects and curators into their space. 2016 will see the MMX exhibition programme focusing exclusively on photography and related media practices.

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