Dryden Goodwin – Unseen: The Lives of Looking, Queen’s House, Greenwich, London SE10, until 26th July 2015
The exhibition is centred on this well-known artist’s first feature film and it is certainly worth taking time to make a visit.
As the title suggests it is a film about “looking” and is part of Goodwin’s continuing explorations into the art of the portrait. He has focused on three professionals – an eye surgeon (Sir Peng Tee Khaw); a planetary explorer (Professor Sanjeev Gupta); and a human rights lawyer (Rosa Curling), all of whom have a relationship with the concept of “looking” in their daily work.
The artist gives us an intimate, compelling, almost lyrical close-up on the three professionals working lives through his film-making, drawing and original soundtrack. The film is accompanied by an exhibition of some of the tools and papers the film’s protagonists use at work.
Alongside this is a display of objects connected to three important observers associated with the story of the Royal Museums Greenwich – the noted astronomers John Flamsteed and Edward Maunder and the renowned artist Willem van de Velde the Elder.
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