Three installations: Frances Kearney

Frances Kearney’s large-scale photographs at first glance seem to be documenting mundane everyday domestic activity and relationships. However, the formal composition, clarity and strange intensity of the image indicates that these are carefully staged photographs which inhabit the same hyper reality as the film still. Like stills, the sense of frozen action seems pregnant with narrative and meaning, the subjects simultaneously completely immersed yet disengaged in their setting. Kearney’s beautiful yet unsettling images have been seen widely in Britain and Europe. However, this survey show brings together work from four different series to provide a unique overview.