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Exhibition: "Textures"

I am having an exhibition on the theme of 'texture' in the Glass Gallery in Darlington starting in April 2009. There are the first cut of images - I've put them here to show people what I'm thinking. If you have any comments - please let me know. Below is the advertsing material and stuff about me that I sent to the gallery.


Texture is the point at which art and science meet most intimately. Seen from close up, the texture of a surface is determined by the properties of its molecules and the way they have been laid down. Seen from above, the texture of the landscape is determined by the patterns of growth and erosion. Sometimes if we donít know the scale, it is difficult to tell whether an image is being viewed through a microscope or a telescope. Whether the scale is the micro or the macro, itís the forces of nature that determine texture.

We respond strongly to texture Ė probably because texture and touch go together and our very first sensations as babies are experienced by touch. When seeing these images people sometimes touch them as if they were seeing the real thing and somehow are seeking to match up touch and vision.

This exhibition features a series of studies in texture. Some are of the micro kind that shows the surface of an old wall or a door. Some are of the macro variety, taken from the air where it is almost impossible to distinguish the tributaries of a river from the veins on a leaf. All of them demonstrate the rich and varied structure of the world in which we live.

Clements lives in Middleborough where he was Professor of Computer Science at the University of Teesside until last year. He is currently Second Vice President of the Computer Society based in Washington DC and Editor in Chief of Computer Society Press. He has held a pilotís license since 1980 and is able to combine his interest in aviation with his love of photography.
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