Helen Sear

Installations and multi-media works

The Hyman Collection includes several major installations. These include Anya Gallaccio's famous Red on Green, an installation of ten thousand red roses. Several of these installatuon engage with the nature of photography and its legacy, including pieces that reference the history of photography (Lovelace), engage with the relationship of photography and drawing (Goodwin), photogaphy and sculpture (Hartley) and photography and film-making (Taylor-Johnson).

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Body Politics. Pictures of Health

The Hyman Collection has many works which address the human body, mental and physical health, mortality and vulnerability.

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Modern Nature. Photographs from the Hyman Collection

Exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield, 2018-2019.

Drawn from the collection of Claire and James Hyman, which comprises more than 3,000 photographs ranging from conceptual compositions to documentary-style works, Modern Nature included around 60 photographs taken since the end of the Second World War, through the beginnings of de-industrialisation to the present day. It explored the merging of urban and rural landscapes, the rapid expansion of cities and the increasingly intrusive management of the countryside. Rather than present a Romantic dichotomy between the rural and the urban, the exhibition presented a more contemporary sensibility that is frequently situated in the edgelands, the often scruffy margins, in which town blurs with countryside.

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