Haley Morris-Cafiero
Invisible in Plain Sight


21 September – 21 October 2020

Our gallery remains closed. This exhibition is in the gallery windows and online only.
In-conversation: Wednesday 7 October, 6:30pm via Zoom

IInvisible in Plain Sight is a new two-part project from American photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero, which will culminate in a major exhibition at Departure Lounge next year.

Morris-Cafiero can be described as part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator, exploring themes of body image, online bullying and social isolation through her photography.

Invisible in Plain Sight examines feelings of invisibility.  The fifteen self-portraits displayed here show Hayley painted and costumed to match the landscape of different urban locations across Luton. Confined to her studio by Covid restrictions, the artist uses maps of Luton as backdrops, providing a sense of place for the often absurd and somewhat unsettling works.  In Spring 2021 Hayley will return to Luton and photograph herself in the same costumes, “painted into” the selected locations, camouflaged in the streetscape, unnoticed by passers-by. 

Hayley Morris-Cafiero’s photographs have been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and have featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and online including Le Monde, New York Magazine and Salon.

Haley Morris-Cafiero can be described as part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator, exploring the act of reflection through her photography. Born in Atlanta, and based in Belfast, her photographs have been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and have featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and online including Le Monde, New York Magazine and Salon.

Invisible in Plain Sight is generously funded by Arts Council England. It is organised by Departure Lounge and is delivered in partnership with The Culture Trust Luton. With special thanks to the support provided by Revoluton Arts and Ulster University.

       

DEPARTURE LOUNGE 
64 Bute Street,
Luton, LU1 2EY
gallery@departure-lounge.org.uk


In partnership with The Culture Trust Luton





OPENING TIMES
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
13.00 - 18.00   

The Gallery is temporarily closed to help protect against Coronavirus.



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