I’m pleased to announce that 2014 is going to get off the ground with a bang! My third solo exhibition, Engineering Art In Metal, will run from 2-31 January 2014 at The Center For Asian Photographers in Kuala Lumpur. Click on for details.
Taking the best of the images from the assignment (photoessays here and here), a collective decision was made with my client to exhibit these as large prints for the public to enjoy; the prints will then go to grace the walls of their offices.
The images celebrate finding beauty in the details. A large amount of knowledge and expertise is required to create the core components of a heat exchanger or process vessel that can withstand high temperature, pressure and chemical attack; even something seemingly as simple as bending a pipe is not straightforward: too aggressive a radius and the metal may become thin, weakening the structure, or the cross-section flattened, reducing efficiency and impeding fluid flow. Similarly, photography done in the right way holds the potential to allow us to explore a world we do not normally get to see, or to experience a familiar world in a unique way.
It is my pleasure to extend an invitation to anybody who happens to be in Kuala Lumpur during the month of January and interested not just in photography but also fine art printing and heavy engineering. We’ll be printing all of the images – with the exception of two very large canvases – on my favorite Sihl Photo Baryta, which is the same paper as I use for the fine art print runs. Printmaster Wesley Wong of Giclee Art will again be overseeing the production. Except, our smallest size will be 32×32″, unmounted! No expense was spared in achieving the best possible output quality; let’s just say the printing cost for this exhibition was not cheap…
At this point, I would like to thank the main sponsors of this exhibition: Tenaga Tiub, my primary sponsor and client; Hasselblad, Zeiss and Ilford, represented by Shriro Malaysia; and Olympus Malaysia.
We’ll be hosting a Q&A session and gathering probably on the weekend of the 18th/19th of January – I’ll be announcing more details on that soon; hope to see you there! MT
Engineering Art in Metal runs from 2-31 January at The Centre for Asian Photographers, Level 1, The School, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Google maps directions are here.
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