Clio / Archive
© STEPHEN BOYD
My recent work draws upon a bank of imagery accumulated over a 15-year period. These images chronicle several museum-based exhibitions presented in the UK.
The process of reviewing this material after a hiatus of five years, has prompted me to consider the assets of institutional collections as a whole. I often sensed a latent potential, in the otherwise melancholic encounter with artworks & artefacts consigned to storage, a signal of changing taste and declining cultural capital.
My work aims to exploit the distinctive characteristics of photo-etching. I hope that this reprised content avoids the trap of sentimentality while permitting a journey through my past (to paraphrase Neil Young).