Paul Biddle : Rearranging Reality solo Exhibition 21st September – 21st October 2017

I am very pleased to announce I have a solo exhibition called Rearranging Reality at Argentea Gallery, 28 St. Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1RB
It runs from 21st September – 21st October 2017
There will be images from my series Cabinet of Curiosity, Fantasy Islands and Out of the Obscure.

http://argenteagallery.com/exhibitions/rearranging-reality/

Here are some of the images that will be on show

From Paul Biddle’s Portfolio Cabinet of Curiosity

 

surreal swan sisters
The Swan Sisters

 

mama cocha Inca godess
The Marriage of Mama Cocha

There will also be images from my series The Archipelago of Fantasy Islands

https://paulbiddle.com/Portfolios/Fantasy-Islands/1

surreal depictions of Islands by Paul Biddle Artist
Nose Island

 

Handy Island

 

surreal monochrome image of Luminous Lint
The Luminous Isle of Lint

 

There will also be images from my series Out of the Obscure

https://paulbiddle.com/Portfolios/Out-of-the-Obscure/1

 

Mr and Mrs Jackdaw Haws

 

Crow Red Berry

Paul Biddle Exhibition: Dead on Arrival – Sat 23 Sep 2017 – Sun 05 Nov 2017

I’m very pleased to announce I am taking part in the Group Exhibition Dead on Arrival – the curious world of human and animal craft – Sat 23 Sep 2017 -Sun 05 Nov 2017

Main Gallery, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

http://www.crafts.org.uk/Events-(1)/Exhibition-Dead-on-Arrival-the-curious-world-of-hu.aspx

I shall be showing 7 images from my Cabinet of Curiosity series

https://paulbiddle.com/Portfolios/Cabinet-of-Curiosity/1

An exhibition of national and international artists/makers whose practice involves the use of ethically-sourced, human or animal remains. The work will show a depth of practice and will feature works of jewellery, sculpture, textiles, taxidermy and photography.

surreal,cabinet of curiosity showing the Moth Tree and Distillation and The Camel Bird
Triptych framed in renaissance type frames of the Moth Tree, Distillation and the Camel Bird

 

surreal cabinet of curiosity with birds legs
Travelling Cabinet of Curiosity

 

The Languid Lady Lepidoptera

 

Reclaim Photography Festival to exhibit The Figure Flinger by Paul Biddle.

I’m very pleased to announce that my image The Figure Flinger will be exhibited by Reclaim Photography Festival 2017 in the group exhibition Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes. It will be exhibited at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (6 – 21 May 2017) and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (23 May – 7 June 2017). My latest series is about Cabinets of Curiosity and Rooms of Wonder. It’s about Man as avid collector and pillager of the Natural World to the detriment of that world, as symbolised by the Dodo.

I have photographed many Natural History Museum exhibits and locations or any interesting items that I find on my travels and the idea of compositing them back in the studio seems appropriate as these Cabinets often contained fakes and Jennys (the fabulous creations constructed by combining parts of different creatures). So the fact that I create these strange and Curious items is entirely in keeping with the tradition.

https://reclaimphotographyfestival.org

http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

You can see more of The Cabinet of Curiosity series here :

https://paulbiddle.com/Portfolios/Cabinet-of-Curiosity/1

 

A Cartography of Dreams exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries

I’m very pleased to be taking part in an exhibition called “A Cartography of Dreams” at Dimbola Museum and Galleries on The Isle of Wight, the former home of the influential Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. The exhibition runs from October 14th, 2016 to January 1st, 2017. It was produced by Maxine Watts of Reclaim Photography Festival.

cartography-of-dreams-exhibition-poster

The exhibition is in the Olympus Gallery at Dimbola and here are a few photos I took of the show.

View through the Olympus Gallery at Dimbola showing Fran Forman and Paul Biddle photographs in foreground
View through the Olympus Gallery at Dimbola showing Fran Forman and Paul Biddle photographs in foreground
Some of Paul Biddle photographs
Some of Paul Biddle photographs
Triptych by Paul Biddle
Triptych by Paul Biddle
Paul Biddle photographs
Paul Biddle photographs
Some of Tami Bone photographs
Some of Tami Bone photographs

A huge thank you to Maxine Watts of Reclaim Photography Festival and Dr Rachel Tait, Curator at Dimbola.