Exhibition at Old Lock Up Gallery

Constructed Depth: Fragments and Contraditions by photographer Aly Jackson, is on at the Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford until August 11. 

This exhibition is a culmination of Aly’s long standing work around separation and belonging. 

The works include multi-layered images created from single photographs, which have been gathered from as far north as Northern Iceland. Each piece, she says, represents a story, finished or unfinished. 

There are hidden layers within each image and some only slightly visible. There is an introduction to colour, albeit minimal, which is a departure from Aly’s previous black and white works. 

Sitting alongside these multi-layered pieces, are pure, single photographs, often ones which are incorporated into the layered works, where the camera has been used as a brush to create movement and individual abstract images.