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"Put variety in white" for "black is not colour"

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AN EXHIBITION of digital photographs taken around the world by photographer Sally Rice, “Put variety in white” for “black is not colour”, will be on display at the Red Gate Gallery from January 30 to February 5, 2009.

By primarily showcasing colour photographs, Rice seeks to redress the balance of the recent resurgence in the popularity of black and white photography.

In reference to the fact that she advocates colour photography, she uses the quote ‘Put variety in white’ from Charles Webster Hawthorne and ‘Black is not colour’ from Édouard Manet (both nineteenth century painters). Rice does, however, also produce and showcase black and white photographs.

A keen traveller, Rice’s photographs are a diary of her journeys throughout Australasia, North America, Europe and Asia. Her photographs demonstrate that the usage of, and enjoyment of colour is universal – from the sky scraping architecture in Canada and the natural beauty of Australia to the lively festivals of India. As Rice says: “Colour speaks all languages”.

Times: January 30 – Private viewing from 6.30pm to 11.30pm; January 31 to February 4 – 2:30pm to 6:30pm (closed Sunday); February 5 – 11am to 5pm.

Red Gate Gallery, 209a Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8RU

Tel: 020 73260993

An Eclectic Inheritance runs at the Red Gate Gallery from January 23 to January 29, 2009.
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