Tate Britain Talk

Framing the View: Artists’ Talk

Fiona Crisp, ‘Norwegian series #3’ 2007
Fiona Crisp, Norwegian series #3 2007. Tate. © Fiona Crisp, courtesy Matt’s Gallery, London
Fiona Crisp, ‘Norwegian series #3’ 2007
Fiona Crisp
Norwegian series #3 2007
© Fiona Crisp, courtesy Matt’s Gallery, London

Join us for a tour of Looking at the View exhibition with Fiona Crisp and Lisa Milroy, two artists participating in the exhibition. They will explore interchanges between photography and painting with reference to the act of framing the view in both literal and metaphorical terms.

Fiona Crisp’s work resides at the intersection of photography, sculpture and architecture, where the visual and material presence of a photographic object is explored through the making of large-scale installations. The question of how a view is constructed in visual, political and philosophical terms has been an abiding theme in Crisp’s practice and one she returned to in her exhibition Negative Capability: The Stourhead Cycle (2012) Matt’s Gallery, London. 

Lisa Milroy, ‘Sky’ 1997
Lisa Milroy
Sky 1997
© Lisa Milroy

Lisa Milroy is a painter who is fascinated by the relation between stillness and movement and the nature of making and looking at painting. Still life is at the heart of her practice: in the 1980s her paintings featured ordinary objects depicted against an off-white ground. Subsequently her imagery expanded to depictions of objects within settings, including landscape, architecture and people. Milroy was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2005 and is Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL since 2009. Her work is held in many major public and private collections.

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28 May 2013 at 18.30–20.00

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