She Appeared to Vanish

She Appeared to Vanish showcases work by international artists who question historical depictions of women in photography using strategies that disrupt, frustrate and challenge the camera’s unblinking gaze; a gaze historically associated with an objectifying male perspective.

This group exhibition reaches beyond purely photographic methods, drawing on wider traditions of painting, sculpture, surrealist collage and performance. The work in the exhibition asks the viewer, to consider the act of viewing the female form and its historical and contemporary implications.

The exhibition makes a virtue of difference with the work cutting across cultural and continental boundaries and traditions. And yet, for their diversity, an uncanny sense of mystery and tension permeates through all the work, each operating in the charged space between absence and presence; disguise and disclosure.

Artists: Céline Bodin, Delphine Diallo, Sarah Eyre, Eva Stenram & Pinar Yolaçan.

This exhibition continues at Waterside’s Lauriston Gallery in Sale from Thu 16 Sep – Sun 7 Nov.

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About the curator:

Mario Popham is a photographer, educator and curator based in Manchester, UK.

In his role as curator at Waterside, Trafford, he is working towards establishing a dedicated photography program for the Greater Manchester area with an emphasis on collaboration with regional partners, in the visual arts and beyond.

Image by Delphine Diallo

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This exhibition continues at The Waterside Lauriston Gallery in Sale from Thu 16 Sep – Sun 7 Nov. Head there to explore more work from the exhibiting artists.