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Tom Hunter (UK)
April - June 2006
Tom Hunter is a photographer based in London whose work deals with representation of minority groups. A series of photographs, portraying travellers and squatters, sparked off media reports which gave the impression that Hunter depicted these groups in a stereotypical and misinformed way. However Hunter’s practice is about giving a positive and dignified representation to his subjects. Reworking historic paintings and incorporating the use of colour and scale, Hunter highlights his subjects in the manner only given to the landed gentry and religious icons depicted in classical art. Hunter studied at the London College of Printing and the Royal College of Art, London. Recent solo exhibitions include the White Cube, London, 2000; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, 2003; Domus Artium 2002 Museum, Salamanca, 2004, and is showing at the National Gallery, London, until 12 March 2006.
The Process Room
Tom Hunter's work was shown in the Process Room, first floor West Wing Galleries, IMMA from 13-25 June 2006.
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