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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 09:53 UK time, Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The latest exhibition at Ffotogallery explores the relationship between science, museology and art.

Wonder Chamber is a solo exhibition of work by Wales-based artist Dr Karen Ingham, who is also a reader in Art, Science and Technology Interactions at Swansea Metropolitan University.

Piece of Mind Mask, 2010 © Karen Ingham

Piece of Mind Mask, 2010 © Karen Ingham

Ingham's work explores how scientific ideas and processes inform contemporary image making. This exhibition at the Penarth-based gallery brings together various bodies of work that she has created over the past decade.

The exhibition plays with the idea of the Wunderkammer, and how diverse and bizarre items on display in museums centuries ago were divided into a standard classification system.

One of the key ideas in Ingham's practice is to play on and subvert the way objects are collected, archived and displayed in science museums, putting them in the service of contemporary art.

The Eye of the Lens, 2010 © Karen Ingham

The Eye of the Lens, 2010 © Karen Ingham

Wonder Chamber runs at Ffotogallery at Turner House, Plymouth Rd in Penarth until 14 April 2012.

Karen Ingham will give a talk about her work and the exhibition on Thursday 22 March at 6.30pm. The event is free but booking is essential, so for further details visit ffotogallery.org.


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