HAND. by Agenda Brown
We are excited to launch our latest exhibition featured in our window displays at the practice. The exhibition, entitled HAND., features a series of photographs by visual artist Agenda Brown, who explores notions of communication through close studies of gestural expression. Our neighbour in Pied Bull Yard, Terry Glover from the London Review Cake Shop features as one of Agenda’s inspirations, showcasing her individuality through the capture of her intricate tattoos and delicate pose.
“With portraits, I’ve always been interested in the shape a person occupies in the space you have given it, and HAND. extends that exploration.” says Agenda.
Championing an empathetic and collaborative creative style, Agenda’s portraits are handled with a sensitivity that enables layered narratives of character and emotion to emerge. Through the closeness of his delicate observations of his sitter’s hands, Agenda encourages a “deeper looking, and for longer, that reveals so many layers in stillness.”
Agenda believes that the balance of strength and sensitivity that hands encapsulate is a metaphor for human nature; “There’s a universal truth in hands that expands on the idea of narrative and communication held in the body that have been core to my practice.” Our hands often speak for us in an unselfconscious way, to join bits of conversation together, punctuate emotion, and add layers of expression that shortcut, emphasise and signpost – they are our only other formal tool for communication.
The exhibition will run from the 9th of September until 9th of January 2022 featuring over 20 images, hung across multiple sites in Bury Place & Pied Bull Yard, including The Classic Camera and the London Review Bookshop and Cake Shop. For more information, contact Studio Marvelry directly.