In Between Gallery: Amartey Golding
The In Between Gallery is an ongoing series of photographic exhibitions which sit between Fabrica’s main exhibition programme, in partnership with Photo Fringe, Spectrum and Loupe Magazine. Work by photographers is shown in the Fabrica window space right in the heart of Brighton, in the large picture window on Duke Street.
Showing two works this year is Amartey Golding with Red, White and Pink Flowers, from the series Is It Just Me? Or Is It You? created in 2018 and Flight. The photographic series depicted close friends, family and collaborators of the artist wearing extremely heavy chainmail and flower garments painstakingly made by hand. The series was shot in the artist's bedroom in Brighton.
Born in London in 1988 to an Anglo Scottish mother, Ghanaian father and Jamaican stepfather, Amartey Golding was raised as a Rastafarian between London, Cambridge and Ghana,
Amartey's work documents his introspective process of identifying and understanding the primal unifying themes of humanity using his own personal context as a starting point. Exploring the seemingly contradictory fabric of our human condition, Amartey invites viewers to join him in this self implicating endeavour.
Preferring to work with mediums he is untrained in, to date his practice has incorporated chainmail making, printmaking, film, photography, ballet, fashion and wig-making.