Unseen: The Lives of Looking

Dryden GoodwinUnseen: The Lives of Looking, Queen’s House, Greenwich, London SE10, until 26th July 2015

 Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

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.

 Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

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.

 Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

The Queen’s House occasionally closes for private events, please call or check online before making your journey. Visitor enquiries: 020 8312 6565

 

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