Harris Museum Stairway show: Pat Flynn

Posted on - 30th September, 2012 - 12:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Things to Do in and around Preston, Uncategorized


Cold Children, a series of digital prints by Manchester based artist Pat Flynn, has just been installed on the stairway in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, as part of Digital Aesthetic 3.

At first glance the installation looks like a series of empty domestic photo-frames. On looking closer they appear to be photographs of empty photo frames. However they are actually prints produced entirely through CGI (computer generated imagery) technology. Even the reflections of lights and gallery spaces in each image are completely fictional.

The type of frames that are depicted are mass produced and found in many homes across the world. The artist is interested in the impact of mass media on the individual, and in blending reality and fiction.

The title Cold Children makes reference to a psychiatric term for children, whose behaviours have been conditioned by over exposure to television, making them appear unemotional.

Courtesy the artist and the International 3.

THe full Digital Aesthetic exhibition launches from 6th October (Private View 5th October) at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and PR1 Gallery UCLan.

Preston in pictures Sessions HouseThe old & the restoredEmpty buildingThe BluebellHistorical buildingHistorical buildingPreston, Lancashire. Harris Museum and Art Gallery.Preston, Lancashire. A view up Friargate towards the Harris Museum and Art Gallery View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.