Saturday, 25 August 2018

"horizons dissolved" - install and opening

We just wanted to say a quick thank you to both Nils and Keith for putting together the exhibition, and to everyone who's made it to the gallery so far to see it! We'll also be open on bank holiday Monday (27th) 11:00 - 18:00, so come join us in Pontypool if you have the day off and no plans :) And finally, we'd like to share some images with you from the installation, opening and first few days of the exhibition. You can see more on our facebook page, and you can find Nils's images here and Keith's here.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

"horizons dissolved"

At this moment, your state of mind is by nature pure emptiness. This state of mind is not just blank emptiness, it is unobstructed, sparkling, pure and vibrant.

German photographer Nils Karlson’s work is best understood alongside the above passage from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which describes the honest and undisturbed connection to the environment that Karlson renders in his images. 

Separate from ever-growing modern pressures and distractions, the images evoke the simple, pure and joyous state that our mind adopts when faced with a beautiful natural creation, such as the infinitely large and unfathomable oceans of our world. Karlson’s work lets us view two of the everlasting features of our planet, the sea and the sky, through his silent and delicate gaze.

I find my mind walking on plains devoid of the dissonant artefacts of human behaviour. On these plains, my mind finds solitude, silence, peace.
(text by Grace Hannel)

“horizons dissolved” has been curated by American photographer Keith Mendenhall.

You can see Nils’s photographs on his page
and find Keith’s work on

“horizons dissolved” is the seventh in a series of 9 exhibitions that will be organised in 2018 in 76m2, Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

"exhale" ending and new show opening

Evening everyone,

Last Saturday, we closed Stéphane Pellenec's exhibition "exhale". Many thanks to Stéphane for sharing his work with us and to everyone who's come to visit!  

We're currently having a short break, and our new exhibition "Horizons Dissolved", a guest show by Nils Karlson curated for us by Keith Mendenhall, will open on Tuesday the 21st of August - more info coming very soon!

Saturday, 4 August 2018

"exhale" extended till 11/08

Afternoon everyone,

We'd like to let you know that we've extended Stéphane Pellenec's exhibition and it'll now we open till Saturday the 11th of August, so you now have three extra days to see it! 

And here are a few photos from 76m2 over the last couple of weeks: