Karen Ingham: Wonder Chamber

Piece of Mind Mask, 2010 (c) Karen Ingham

The Eye of the Lens, 2010 (c) Karen Ingham

10 March – 14 April 2012

The Wunderkammer, or Wonder Chamber, is related to and at times synonymous with the Kunstkammer (art chamber) and Cabinet of Curiosity. Wonder Chamber encapsulates the interdisciplinary nature of Ingham’s practice which embraces natural history, medical science, art history, museology, theatrical spectacle and lens-based media (the notion of the chamber, or camera, to quote the Latin origins, being inscribed in photography through the camera obscura, or ‘darkened room’). In particular, Ingham is concerned with notions of layering and concealing and revealing dichotomous states through optical science and illusion. Wonder Chamber and its accompanying publication, acts as an imaginary museum bringing together many of the key works Ingham has been developing over the past few years.

Project Supported by Swansea Metropolitan University.


Artist Talk — Thursday 22 March 2012, 6.30pm

Tea & Cake Tuesday — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 11am — 4pm

Wearable Exhibitions — Wednesday 11 April 2012, 11am — 4pm

New Publication — Wonder Chamber


Gallery at Turner House open Tues — Sat, 11am — 5pm

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