TheGallery at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) in collaboration with BA (Hons) Photography and BA (Hons) Events Management present Small Anthropologies, an exhibition of work from Shawn Naphtali Sobers.
Small Anthropologies presents a series of works that explores the narrative fragments of everyday life and material culture from a personal perspective. The work is rooted in intergenerational dialogues, through an engagement with the narratives of objects from elders in Sobers’ family and community, and also sees Sobers in conversation with his younger self. From still life, portraiture, landscape, installation, archives, and AI, Sobers asks the question: what stories can the objects around us say about our past, present and future, and our hopes, fears and dreams?
He says: “As my parents used to say, we arrive with nothing, and we leave with nothing. I guess I’m interested in that space in between, and how we accumulate things and add meaning to them, and how they can be the stuff of stories and legend.”