Portraits and poems

The Chris Park exhibition has now moved to the Arbroath Library Gallery.
The Chris Park exhibition has now moved to the Arbroath Library Gallery.

DUALISM: Portraits & Poems is an exhibition of photography by artist Chris Park that juxtaposes a poem with a portrait of its author.

The exhibition, which began in The Meffan Gallery in Forfar back in January, will tour across the UK and Ireland over the next two years and is now showing at Arbroath Library Gallery until July 2. The poets featured in the exhibition were selected via a submission process by the project’s commissioning editor, Thom Laycock. The project includes some of the most gifted poets based in Scotland, or of Scottish origin.

Chris works in the medium of photography and digital imaging, influenced by painterly devices, contemporary print, fashion and art photography. Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, he moved to Dundee to study Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone. After graduating in June 2006, he assisted a London based product photographer before embarking on the RSA John Kinross Scholarship. This scholarship consisted of three months in Florence, studying art of the Florentine renaissance, incorporating ideas and aesthetics into his photographic practice. Chris has exhibited widely and has won several major awards including the RSA Keith Prize and the RSA John Kinross Scholarship, and was shortlisted to photograph Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.