X-ray artist Nick Veasey to open Kent gallery
The X-ray artist Nick Veasey is opening a new exhibition space in Kent this month that will showcase his fascinatingly forensic photographs of everyday objects.
The pyramidal Process Gallery will consist of a bright gallery space and a working studio, as well as outstanding sculpture gardens that will be installed next year. Alongside a display of Veasey’s work, the venue will show other exceptional contemporary artists.
Veasey is perhaps best known for his collaborations with the V&A, which began in 2016 with his X-ray photographs of the museum’s fashion collections. Notably, his unique work for its Balenciaga exhibition resulted in beguilingly beautiful explorations of iconic dresses and hats. Each image revealed intricate features not visible to the naked eye, including corset boning, a hair comb and even hem pins left in by the original seamstress.
Mantua dress X-ray print by Nick Veasey
Visitors will also be able to view Veasey’s extraordinarily detailed examinations of a pair of gift-wrapped Jimmy Choo heels, a contemporary basque and an intricately brocaded mantua dress, as well as a 1971 VW Beetle, a Mitchell film camera and an ethereal iris. They will also have the opportunity to watch Veasey at work in his purpose-built X-ray chamber.
Hermès Birkin bag X-ray print by Nick Veasey
Process Gallery will open in Kent on 15 November.
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