'Handle Like Eggs'
An Artists' Forum with David Chancellor
Saturday 1st April 2017 / 2pm
Come and join us on Saturday 1st April at 2pm to hear Chancellor discuss his current exhibition 'Handle Like Eggs' which is on show until 15th April at Francesca Maffeo Gallery.
Following the talk there will be a Q&A session chaired by Francesca Genovese, Gallery Director.
Love and loss, life and death are at the heart of Chancellor’s work, whether looking at the elephant poaching crisis in Africa, documenting a mountain lion hunt in Utah or photographing his wife and son in a hotel room in Zurich – the viewer is always confronted with what Myles Little so eloquently describes as ‘loss and love intertwined forever.’
This exhibition explores these themes, journeying between Chancellor’s private and public work. Known widely for his projects dedicated to wildlife conservation, the gallery brings this together with the other ‘node in David’s universe’, his family. These works offer a stark antidote to his documentary practice but allows them to exist in parallel, as this is how they exist for Chancellor; family permeates the landscape of wild animals, whilst the ‘lingering scent and memory of hunts’ punctuate the domesticity of home.
“I once saw a box. Simply a Tupperware container actually, only slightly grander than that. It was indistinguishable from many other boxes of the same nature other than the fact it had a strip of white surgical tape on its lid. Written in ‘sharpie’ were the words ‘handle like eggs’. ‘What’s in there?’ I asked, ‘it’s a heart...and ice of course to keep it alive’.” David Chancellor
Registration for this event is FREE
Email: education@francescamaffeogallery for enquiries
Refreshments will be provided for this event.