A visit to the Hepworth Gallery

Today I went to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield to have a poke around the Martin Parr exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories.

Now, try as I might, I just don’t ‘get’ Parr’s photography. There are over 370 of Parr’s photos on show, covering a 40 year period of his work. I spent a good while wandering the galleries and the photos, whilst expressive, just didn’t really click for me. They seemed slightly… joyless and deadpan, with hardly a smile in sight, especially the rhubarb collection. I know that a great many people do love his photographs though, and am more than happy to be in the minority. Each to his own, and all that.

I do adore the Hepworth Gallery though, and it’s full of lovely art that I did like. The Barbara Hepworth sculptures are simply stunning and well worth the trip to see.

winged figure ~ Barbara Hepworth
winged figure ~ Barbara Hepworth
winged figure ~ Barbara Hepworth
winged figure ~ Barbara Hepworth
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Spring, 1966, plaster with strings

Having given up (reluctantly) on Parr, I took to mooching around making some of my own photographs (hurrah for galleries and museums where photography is permitted!).

 

works of art are fragi
do not touch the fragi art
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empty chair
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FE
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one of these things is not like the others
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stairwell
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corridor

It might not be art (or is it?, but I know what I like. And that’s good enough for me.

Author: dave

writer, photographer, coffee-lover, cyclist, bookworm and stationery geek. Doing fun things with digital.

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