Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery
28-32 Wood Street
L1 4AQ




0151 709 9460


0151 709 3059

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Open Eye is a gallery which specialises in exhibiting photography and other lens based media. In addition to our gallery programme, we also produce occasional off-site exhibitions and projects. Since opening our doors in 1977, Open Eye has built a reputation for innovation and excellence.

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Opening hours

Tues-Sat, 10.30-17.30

Closed: Sun, Mon

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photographs of women posing

Robert Heinecken: Lessons in Posing Subjects

  • 7 November 2014 — 11 January 2015 *on now

Robert Heinecken (1931–2006) is today considered one of the most influential post-war American photographers. However, his work is still relatively unknown in Europe. The exhibition represents a unique opportunity for approaching the artist’s complex and varied practice. This process rarely included the use of photographic apparatus, so much so that Heinecken described himself as a “para-photographer”. He was instead mostly interested in exploring the notion of photography as an expanded field of experimentation, often operating at the intersection of Pop and Conceptual Art.

The exhibition at Open Eye Gallery focuses on the Polaroids Heinecken took between 1976 and 1982 with a SX-70 camera. With well over 250 Polaroid photographs alongside sketchbooks and magazine cuttings on display, this presentation is one of the most comprehensive surveys of its kind to date and a UK premiere.