Thursday, February 11, 2010

Third Floor Gallery

The Third Floor Gallery is a new, exciting, and much needed addition to the capital's cultural landscape. Situated at the Bay end of Bute Street the gallery will specialise in showcasing the very best of contemporary photography from around the world.

The inaugural exhibition, entitled Love UK, will feature the work of Peter Dench who takes a wry photographic squint at British attitudes in matters of the heart. It's an investigation that has taken him from the domestic to the twilight world of strip clubs. Appropriately enough the show will open on St Valentine's weekend.

The collective brains behind the Third Floor Gallery enterprise are Cardiff-based snappers Joni Karanka and Maciej Dakowicz. With the help of fellow photographers they have been busy transforming a disused loft space into a cool exhibition facility. It's an ongoing project so if you want to get involved or lend your expertise then feel free to contact the boys via their website.

You'll find the Third Floor Gallery at 102 Bute Street, Butetown, Cardiff. The Love UK exhibition will be launched on the evening (7pm) of Friday, 12 February. Peter Dench will be in attendance.

*The above image is copyright of Peter Dench