Between Two Worlds | The Poetics of Coastal Places
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
The Poetics of Coastal Spaces
Jeffery Becton and Andrea Hamilton
AH Studio London & Steve Koman Fine Art
20 June – 31 August, 2022
AH Studio in collaboration with Steve Koman Fine Art are pleased to announce the exhibition
‘Between Two Worlds, The Poetics of Coastal Spaces’ presenting the works of two photographic
artists: Jeffery Becton and Andrea Hamilton.
The exhibition explores the intersection of land and sea, memory and place, and “that
moment between waking and dreaming haunted by what John Fowles once described as
‘that black paradox at the heart of the human condition; when the fulfillment of desire
becomes the death of the desire.’
former Director of the Farnsworth Art Museum
Jeffery Becton is a pioneer in the field of fine-art photography, who lives and works in Deer Isle,
Maine. Over several decades, Becton developed a visual practice defined by seamless,
painterly montages featured in the current exhibition. A sense of the uncanny infuses his
creations; inside and outside merge, watery light floods through open doors, and time ravaged
walls peel like skin. His montages frequently contain architectural elements and objects from
vintage New England houses, many of which are part of his personal history. Having exhibited with
Hamilton in Florida, Becton will be crossing the Atlantic to exhibit in London for the first time.
Andrea Hamilton is a multi award-winning UK-based conceptual artist and photographer
best known for her extensive images of the ocean, natural phenomena and the Kelvin scale.
She creates images that highlight the emotional potential of our environment and examine the
durational capacity of photography and the contingency of both past and future.
For ‘Between Two Worlds’, Hamilton has responded instinctively to Becton’s images in travelling
through her own archive to make pairings, resulting in a work of visual poetry published by AH Studio.
‘In Becton we find familiar, domestic elements that elicit childhood memories, but also nostalgia –
a sense of generational fade, and what might be lost. We ask ourselves about our own lives –
what matters, how do I protect things? They remind us that nothing is fixed, immutable – nature is
eternally in flux – and the seas are rising.’