Street Level Editions offer the opportunity to collect contemporary photography by emerging and established artists from across Scotland and beyond.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Universal Sympathy, a set of limited edition prints from award-winning Scottish photographer Alan Knox, exclusively for Street Level Editions.

Join us for the launch on Thursday 6th June at 6.30pm to hear the artist give an introductory talk on the edition followed by a drinks reception.

Knox’s photograms were produced by scattering his late Grandfather’s ashes onto photosensitive paper and exposing them to light to create constellations and galaxies of his own making. Due to the nature of their production, each print is unique, and the resulting photographs are completely captivating in their beauty and psychological intensity. A selection of prints from this series is held in the permanent collection of Glasgow School of Art.

For this Street Level Edition, Knox has produced a set of three limited edition silver gelatin prints from the series - Black Hole (Edition of 3), Galaxy (Edition of 2) & Nebula (Edition of 4).

Each print comes is signed and numbered verso, and was hand printed by the artist in the darkroom at Street Level Photoworks.

“Scattering the cremated ashes of my Grandfather, Duncan Marshall onto photographic paper as photograms, a vision of the universe appears in which one can see almost as far back in time as the Big Bang, reconnecting the remains of the dead with the origin of all life.” - Alan Knox

Alan Knox (b.1985) is a London based conceptual photographer whose work explores the feeling of the sublime and uncanny. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art where he was the recipient of the Chairman's Medal, in 2015 he was named as a finalist in the Daniel Blau Gallery's 5 Under 30 exhibition and the Jill Todd Photography Award, whilst being chosen as one of 20 art graduates selected for Creative Review’s UK-wide talent spotting feature in association with JCDecaux and Creative Translation. His practice has been published extensively, including in the British Journal of Photography, Financial Times, BBC In Pictures, Creative Review, GUP, Fotografia and the Scottish Society for the History of Photography, alongside having been exhibited internationally.

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© Alan Knox

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    Street Level Photoworks

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    Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD

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