Shoot Gallery is pleased to present Stephen Gill, Talking to Ants, his first solo exhibition in Norway. Talking to Ants presents photographs from three different series, A Series of Disappointment (2008) and a selection of his extraordinary “in-camera photogram”-photos from Outside-In (2010) and Talking to Ants (2009-13).
Chronicler, visual poet, anthropologist, sociologist, alchemist
and conceptual artist: Stephen Gill is a unique maker of images
who is constantly putting the photographic medium to the test.
He is able to create a visual language where documentary
photography, coincidence, experiment and interventions
are closely linked.
Stephen Gill was born in Bristol in 1971, and lives in Sweden.
The photographs of Gill are held in private and public collections
and have been exhibited at international galleries and museums.
These include Tate, London’s National Portrait Gallery,
Victoria & Albert Museum, Victoria Miro, GunGallery, GP Gallery,
Palais des Beaux Arts, Recontres d’Arles, Photographers Gallery.
In 2013 he presented a great retrospective at Foam in Amsterdam.
Please visit our website for more information: http://www.shootgallery.no
Helene Gulaker Hansen,
Director Shoot Gallery
To be yourself.
To express yourself in tune with your own thought.
To dare to start from your own heart.
To dare to trust that what you have to say is important.
It’s also damned hard to be an artist.
Stephen Gill – he is who he is, he expresses himself entirely from his own viewpoint.
Stephen Gill uses his camera like an archaeologist uses his trowel.
He explores ideas that grip him with an incredibly sensitive gaze.
It results in wise, discrete little details about how we live today.
Or like loving letters to a friend.
Stephen Gill dares to be Stephen Gill and we are his friends.
- Greger Ulf Nilson,