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Presence

Ackroyd & Harvey

© Ackroyd & Harvey
2001 – 2020

Residency and Exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

In March of 2001 the artists spent time viewing the Museum’s treasures and masterpieces and visiting the conservation labs researching the textile and manuscript collection.

They were particularly fascinated by the important role light plays in the Museum. Ultimately they decided to focus their attention on a 15th century manuscript, several architectural and sculptural elements and portraiture.

In September of 2001 the artists made the Special Exhibition gallery their studio and darkroom, germinating and growing all the works in the space where they were eventually exhibited.

Script (courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum) has been subsequently recreated as part of the artists solo show Fotosintesi at Metronom, Barcelona in 2004.

© Ackroyd & Harvey
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