Photo London Digital

7-18 October 2020

For this virtual edition of Photo London 2020, Crane Kalman Brighton presents an all-female selection of award-winning photographers, including Ellie Davies’ latest project ‘Seascapes’, Rachel Louise Brown’s ‘Simulations’ and recent work created under lockdown during the current global pandemic by Karine Laval.

Collectively, the three artist’s work presented represent the clash of the real and the hyperreal; the collision of existing and imagined; the ultimate contrast between how we perceive the world through images and how the world chooses to present itself to us.

Karine Laval – Quarantine, 2020

As the world entered quarantine earlier this year, life was put on hold, but nature continued to grow. Confined at home in Brooklyn, Karine Laval found inspiration in her own garden as she witnessed first-hand nature’s renewal as Spring blossomed.

The unique challenges of quarantine led Laval to see her garden in a new light; transforming it into a plein-air studio. Like with Heterotopia, Laval focusses on the smaller, defined spaces that her mind transforms into fantastical landscapes, natural colours and shapes heightened by her subtle interventions. At a time when humanity seemed to have retreated into individual little bubbles, Laval found that her own bubble was a metaphor for her work – a kaleidoscopic wonderland of the imagination in her own backyard.

In the winter of 2019-20, the New Forest, Davies’ setting for her many projects, experienced a succession of storms and subsequent severe flooding. Huge swathes of farmland and heathland lay under sheets of water for consecutive weeks, and many areas of woodland were submerged.

It was from this starting point that ‘Seascapes’ was born. Although begun as a project about global weather effects, Davies found that it spoke to her as a personal meditation on her relationship with the landscape, particularly the woodland which features in so much of her work.

Rachel Louise Brown’s series ‘Simulations’ was produced during a 4-year artist residency at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and documents images of Florida as the land of escapism and thrills.

Through famous attractions, such as the Palm Beach Zoo, Mar-a-Lago, and Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairground, Brown explores the tensions between reality and fantasy in these over-familiar landmarks, creating a personal, but unsettling take on iconic symbols of the American Dream.

Video Tour of ‘The Great Escape’ Exhibition

The Great Escape in Karine Laval’s Brooklyn Garden

Available to purchase

  • Quarantine 01

  • Quarantine 02

  • Quarantine 03

  • Quarantine 10

  • Quarantine 11

  • Quarantine 12

  • Heterotopia 44

  • Heterotopia 45

  • Heterotopia 50

  • Heterotopia 54

  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 1, 2020

    Seascapes 1, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 1, 2020

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  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 2, 2020

    Seascapes 2, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 2, 2020

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  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 3, 2020

    Seascapes 3, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 3, 2020

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  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 4, 2020

    Seascapes 4, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 4, 2020

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  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 5, 2020

    Seascapes 5, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 5, 2020

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  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 6, 2020

    Seascapes 6, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 6, 2020

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  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 7, 2020

    Seascapes 7, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 7, 2020

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  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 8, 2020

    Seascapes 8, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 8, 2020

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  • ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 9, 2020

    Seascapes 9, 2020
    ELLIE DAVIES, SEASCAPE 9, 2020

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  • Poseidon, Weeki Wachee Springs, 2017

  • Dancer, Scores Gentlemen’s Club, West Palm Beach, 2017

  • Practise. Palm Beach Gymnastics Club.2017

  • Gymnast. Palm Beach Gymnastics Club. 2017

  • Marching Band. West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Saxophonist. West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Ballerina. West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Ballet Rehearsal. West Palm Beach. 2017

  • The Stage. Orlando. 2015

  • The Holy Land. Orlando. 2015

  • The Living Room, Mar-a-Lago. Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Dining Room, Mar-a-Lago. Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Carousel. Palm Beach Zoo. West Palm Beach. 2015

  • Albino Alligator. Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach. 2014

  • The Crossing. West Palm Beach. 2014

  • Gloria. West Palm Beach. 2014

  • Kissing Booth. Fright Nights, West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Lobster Girl. Fright Nights, West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Carnival of Creeps. Fright Nights, West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Mac Fabrics. West Palm Beach. 2014

  • The Street. West Palm Beach. 2014

  • The Bait Shop. West Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Stranger. Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Launderette. West Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Beauty Salon. Jupiter. 2015

  • Ice Cream Stand. Stuart. 2015

  • Self Portrait. Breaker’s Hotel, Palm Beach. 2017

  • The Mermaid. Weeki Wachee Springs. 2017

Ellie Davies, Seascape 7, 2020

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Ellie Davies, Seascape 8, 2020

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Ellie Davies, Seascape 9, 2020

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