Locate Jerwood Visual Art commission Sarah Pickering, Aura Satz and Mel Brimfield curated by Sarah Williams
Sarah Pickering’s photographs allow the viewer to experience institutional representations of the real world. For Locate Pickering has created a new body of photographs in response to a museum exhibition on Fakes and Forgeries organised by the Art and Antiquities Unit of the Metropolitan Police. Working with the fakes and forgeries archive at Scotland Yard she has researched one of the most notorious art forgers in history, Shaun Greenhalgh. The exhibition installation takes the form of a museum space consisting of a number of different photographic approaches including: a staged image of one of Greenhalgh’s forgeries in a replica of his living room, photographs of a representation Greenhalgh shed at the V&A exhibition and scanned images taken by Greenhalgh himself which he used as a tool to sell his forgeries on to galleries and museums worldwide. The installation also comprises of publications that represent a Gauguin faun, a forgery created by Greenhalgh, with texts and interpretations written by experts interpreting the work as if it were genuine. Props constructed by the BBC, that appeared in a documentary dramatization of the Greenhalgh story will be shown alongside a salt print of the Armana Princess on loan from the V&A for the duration of the exhibition.
August 11th – September 12th 2010