In his first UK solo show, contemporary artist Johnny Briggs examined connections between home, body and bloodline through the use of photography, photomontage, tapestry and sculpture at Simon Oldfield Gallery.
Following on from the exhibition, our design team created a unique presentation solution for a series of editions. These works were initially displayed in the gallery without frames by inserting pins through the photographs and into the walls. The artist wished to maintain this appearance, however the artwork also needed to be protected and therefore feasible for a collector to invest in and display. Our artwork presentation technicians mounted the trimmed photographs to 4ply 100% cotton acid-free mount board. Once in place, small pins were inserted into the image at the artist’s request, creating the illusion that they were supporting the work within the frame.
The piece was secured within a simple square profile poplar wood frame, sprayed by hand to an opaque white finish so that the corner joins of the frame are completely invisible. It is important to ensure that photographic work of this nature is protected with high quality conservation glazing. There are many different types available on the market, however our designers opted to safeguard these editions with water white UV filtered glass.