We Folk Presents

Polly Brown / Airportals

Launching October 2019 in the heart of Amsterdam, WE FOLK PRESENTS is a space that explores the culture of WE FOLK, continues to support and nurture the talent they represent and affiliated artists, while also collaborating with selected brands on creative projects.

British photographer POLLY BROWN’s new conceptually led show AIRPORTALS revolves around the politically charged process of airport security checks. Taking photographs at these points of migration is strictly forbidden, however, the x-ray machines used at them can leave their mark on undeveloped photographic film – fogging and damaging the rolls, creating an unintended and abstract documentation. Three years in the making and Brown’s first solo show in The Netherlands, this exhibition brings together photographs and abstracted mark making which capture these ghostly echoes. Shot solely on damaged x-rayed film AIRPORTALS presents a forbidden portrait of these tightly controlled liminal zones in a beautiful and haunting body of work.

British photographer Polly Brown has a multidisciplinary practice combining print series, film and book works. Drawn to a variety of subjects from office plants to gallery aesthetics – Polly’s work is primarily, but not exclusively, still life. Conceptual and documentary in approach, her projects, attempt to evoke the expansive from the everyday and focus on her obsessions with the little, seemingly mundane, visual details most people ignore. Her work often leads to special commission including those for; The National Portrait Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, Miu Miu, The New Yorker and Gucci. A Fine Art graduate from Central St Martins, she currently lives and works in London.

Exhibition / 24th October – 15th November by appointment or general access every Saturday 11AM – 5PM
Address / WE FOLK PRESENTS, Prinsengracht 371B, Amsterdam
Enquiries / olivia@wefolk.com