We are pleased to announce semi-detached by photographer Suzanne Plunkett, will be exhibited at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (6 – 21 May 2017) and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (23 May – 7 June 2017).
Suzanne said, “l’ve long been fascinated by British semi-detached houses that clearly began as symmetrical halves but have, over the years, morphed into two very different and distinctive sides with little in common beyond being joined at the hip. Both sides tell their own stories about their occupants and the surrounding neighbourhood.”
She explained, “Semi-detached houses are a quintessentially British design, found in almost every city, town and village countrywide. Yet, for the most part, no laws preserve or protect them for architectural posterity. That leaves semis subject to bold individualistic statements, born sometimes from practicality, other times from folly. ln many ways, they’re the architectural embodiment of the British psyche: their uniformity and symmetry subverted by an irrepressible urge not to be different, just slightly different.”
View more of Suzanne’s projects at www.suzanneplunkett.com.
You can also view more of Suzanne’s prints at Millennium Point, Birmingham, in our frameless display, from 10am – 3pm on Saturday 6 May 2017.
Images copyright Suzanne Plunkett. All rights reserved. Semi-detached, 2016; Rain and Wind on Kilburn High Road, 2016; Þingvallakirkja, 2016; Tamed Furniture in the Wild, 2016.