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Leonora Hamill:
Tristan Hoare and Wilmotte Gallery are delighted to announce an exhibition of Leonora Hamill's Art in Progress series. Winner of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, this is Hamill's first solo exhibition in the UK. Art in Progress is inspired by art schools across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.  The series, which started in 2009, consists of images of studios where the students work. Shot with a large format camera  and printed analogically,  the images  are intentionally  detailed,  frontal and neutral. "I have a certain way of confronting myself with reality," the artist explains, "and that is conveyed  by frontal images, and by a cold aesthetic  that offers the spectator  the possibility  of visually navigating a space that is simultaneously contemplative and dynamic". Despite their absence, the students remain present through the spaces they have occupied, the objects they have engaged  with, and the work they are in the process  of making. The spaces exude  a  palpable  sense  of  collective  energy.  The  objects  that  are  scattered  throughout  the studios  often  belong  to  the  Western  canon  of  history  of  art  and  constitute  a  web  of  cross- references,  which  acts  as  a unifying  device  throughout  the series.  The  studios,  ranging  from Saigon to Saint Petersburg and Bombay to New Haven, condense the presence of students, the passage of time, and the production of art, creating an intensely stratified space. Leonora Hamill is an artist based in London and Milan who works primarily in photography and moving image. She is the 2012 winner of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie and has exhibited internationally. Born in Paris in 1978, Hamill trained in history of art at the Courtauld Institute and at the University of Oxford. She graduated from the International Center of Photography  in New York in 2003 and received her MA and MPhil in Photography  from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and 2011. Her work will also be included in Landmark: Fields of Photography at Somerset House from March 14 - April 28, 2013.
Drawing I Hanoi, 2010 Sculpture I Tetouan, 2011
Art in Progress
Drawing I Hanoi, 2010
Sculpture I Tetouan, 2011
Sculpture I Bombay, 2011