Sweet Debris

Sweet Debris – celebrating detritus

Sweet Debris, a new publication by Tide Press, bring together the work of four distinctive artists.

Hannah Farrell, Phoebe Kiely, Chris Rhodes and Theo Simpson are currently showing their work in a group exhibition at Waterside.

However, rather than producing a catalogue faithfully reflecting the form and content of the exhibition, this publication presents an opportunity to upturn the completed puzzle and reconfigure the pieces anew.

Sweet Debris cover
Picture courtesy of Tide Press

Uncommon beauty

All four Sweet Debris artists share a commitment to the photograph as a means of expression.

Besides their affinity for photography, their work also shares a preoccupation with the stuff of modern life.

The overlooked and discarded matter accumulating in the peripheries of our collective vision.

These artists prove to us that detritus is still worthy of our attention.

Curator Mario Popham brought their work together.

While today we live in a world inundated with images, Sweet Debris explores how photography can still find new expression among the rubble, through committed attention to the commonplace and disregarded. 

Images from Sweet Debris
Sweet Debris, picture courtesy of Tide Press

Fresh ways of seeing

The Tide Press publication unpicks this exhibition and invites the reader to put it back together.

New rhythms and formal relationships are suggested through proximity and placement.

Punctuating this fragmented flow of images are essays by William Boling, Sara Jaspan, Mike Pinnington, & Jacob Charles Wilson.

In surveying the debris, they illuminate new paths of meaning and suggest fresh ways of seeing.

Sweet Debris pages
Sweet Debris, picture courtesy of Tide Press

Sweet Debris

The exhibition is on at Waterside until Saturday, July 6.

Produced in partnership with Creative Industries Trafford and Open Eye Gallery with support from Arts Council England.

The Spublication is available to order now from Tide Press.

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