Jessica Backhaus exhibits at Photo London 2020
October 7 – October 18, 2020
LONDON, UK – The Bridgette Mayer Gallery is excited to announce gallery artist Jessica Backhaus’ participation in Photo London 2020. Photo London brings together some of the finest contemporary photographers from around the world to exhibit their work alongside historic and vintage photographs. It encourages innovation in photography while examining the history of photography as an art form. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Fair was held virtually through a partnership with Artsy.
This year, Jessica Backhaus exhibited six photographs from her series Far Away but Close. In this series, Backhaus experiments with color and detail, and a sense of stillness is woven through each image. Chilean writer Antonio Skármeta describes the photographs in Far Away but Close: "Presence, image, and suggestion: art's sacred trinity is embodied with such generous concentration in these images by Jessica Backhaus, who we as Chileans should thank for making so exquisitely visible, what we are too distracted to notice. The power of the color that portrays and crowns the subject, provokes the sensation that we are seeing something we see every day but haven’t actually seen before. Jessica has the natural ability to make relevant the most minimal. She has the talent to give it a touch of transcendence to the ephemeral, sensing the exact light needed to create its charm. Her photographs combine the simplicity of the motive with a sophisticated eye that makes them fresh, even inaugural.”