EXHIBITION ONE – SEPT 2021
STUDIO MARVELRY & LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS
MAIN EXHIBITION: 9th September 2021 – 9th January 2022
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AGENDA BROWN TALKS US THROUGH HIS PROCESS, VISION AND MOTIVATION FOR CREATING HAND.
Thank you to The London Review of Books for creating this video.
A CURATED SERIES IN LIMITED NUMBERS
HAND. marks the launch of EDITIONS by Agenda Brown, now available for purchase. The collection explores the natural gestures and angles that sitters find instinctively during the photographic sessions. In doing so, these gestures reveal intimate insight into character and self expression.
Why HAND.? “I have had a lifelong connection and fascination for hands,” says Agenda, “Used for everything that we do in daily life, our hands can be the toughest things we possess whilst being used for the most delicate operations, their tactile sensitivity capable of detecting a single hair.”
This balance of strength and sensitivity is a metaphor for human nature, Agenda believes. “There a universal truth in hands that expands on the idea of embodied narrative and communication that have been core to my practice.” Our hands often speak for us in an unselfconscious way, to join bits of conversation together, punctuate emotion, and add layers of expression that shortcut, emphasise and signpost. At the same time they are our only other formal tool for communication – linguistic (sign language, semaphore) and narrative (Indian mudras, Japanese Noh, shadow puppetry).
Hands are also graphic, sculptural, totemic, resulting in almost zoomorphic expressions as the body takes on metaphoric qualities. “With portraits, I’ve always been interested in the shape a person occupies in the space you have given it, and HAND. extends that exploration.” “To see a hand at a scale so much greater than it is in reality, zooming in on something that more normally flashes past you in a split second in a conversation, asks you to examine it for a length of time you would never normally spend on it. There is a deeper looking, and for longer, that reveals so many layers in stillness.”
Every image in the HAND. series is available in a numbered edition at sizes 90cm x 60cm (edition of 50) and 50cm x 34cm (edition of 50). A smaller size of 36cm x 25cm is available in an unlimited run. The collection is printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo and sold unframed, although frames and bespoke sizes can be commissioned to order. You can also commission your own HAND_TRAIT by Agenda Brown; please contact the studio for more information using the form below.
EDITIONS by Agenda Brown is fueled by a desire to share work created outside the commissioned imagery which Brown creates under the banner of his agency Studio Marvelry. A creative storyteller, EDITIONS by Agenda Brown extends his passion for narrative into territories where he shares his inspiration drawn from the human and natural world. The series exists for art buyers, collectors and anyone that appreciates a personal approach to art.
ORDER YOUR PRINTS
ONE: 25cm x 36cm – £600.00
TWO: 50cm x 34cm – £800.00
THREE: 90cm x 60cm – £1200.00
BOXED MINI PRINTS (SET OF 10): 148cm x 210cm – £500.00
Please contact the studio using the contact form below
The studio would be delighted to discuss commercial projects with clients
and provide quotes for bespoke framed prints on request.
The collection is printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo, the world’s first digital fine art inkjet paper. Made from 90% Bamboo fibres and 10% cotton, the paper combines photography with environmental friendliness. It’s naturally warm and smooth surface has been developed without optical brightening agents, and offers maximum ageing resistance. The paper is best conserved behind museum grade glass, or UV filtered glass.
THE FOLLOWING METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED
Bank transfer / Debit or Credit card / Paypal.
SUPPLYING YOUR PRINTS
Each print will be delivered with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Prints are supplied unframed with custom sizes available on request.
Print sizes are calculated from the longest edge.
Please allow up to two weeks for delivery of your unframed prints (delays may occur due to Covid restrictions)
The largest print size available is 112cm x 75cm.
The artist has specified a bespoke frame and mounting technique for this series, and more information on this can be supplied for consideration. Framing will be quoted for separately and according to the print size agreed.
Each image will be printed in an edition of 100. The edition number is independent of print size (each print produced regardless of size will be the next number in the edition).
PAYMENTS & REFUNDS
Print orders are non-refundable
Payments will need to be made in advance to progress orders.
Goods received damaged will be replaced at no additional cost, but not refunded.
Prints will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity numbered and signed by the artist.
Prints will be shipped via Royal Mail within the UK and internationally through DHL. Shipment is not included in the print price and will be quoted for separately.
“HAND. A balance of strength and sensitivity. A metaphor for human nature” AGENDA BROWN