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Influenced by film, landscape, books, and architecture, Tracey Snelling creates sculptures, photographs, and installations of structures. Overlooked and neglected buildings suddenly become the focus, receiving the attention they deserve. Weeds growing out of concrete cracks and an old piece of trash are not things to avoid, but rather they are details to explore. Soundtracks and video are often incorporated, adding additional drama to the loose narratives of the structures. Some contain lights, water, or motors for movement. Snelling’s work constantly turns in on itself. A photograph of an actual building can lead to a sculpture of that building, which in turn, is photographed once again. Scale continually grows and shrinks in the work, mutating and distorting each time. When p...

Willie’s Place - Tracey Snelling

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Willie’s Place, 2005

Chromogenic print
12 x 20 ins, 30.5 x 50.8
(11.98 x 19.96 in)

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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