Zed Nelson

This show of photographs by artist Zed Nelson at the Durham Light Infantry Art gallery in Durham is titled¬†“Love Me”. The photographs challenge our obsession with body image and western ideals of beauty. The extremes of body image are given equanimity within the context of the show, drawing attention to their abnormality out of ¬†the normalising context of modern society aspirations. We hung this show in early May 2012 which will run alongside a show of drawings by Henry Tonks, official war artist during the Great War, whose depictions of wartime injuries and mutilated faces hold great resonance with the images self-inflicted mutilations in the next gallery.