Leila Fanner

Stop stop click

A key question hitting the art world and specifically contemporary photographers is the question of the future of the image. To stop, to pause, to click manifests in everyday life across so many platforms and interactions. To take seriously the art of photography, does this mean a forfeiting of chance? Of the momentary and immediate? Or does it simply mean a reconsidering of interaction and a reframing of approach to image-making?

The danger within all of this is to not move so far beyond what is accessible – to make work that pushes limits and challenges the viewer without alienating them. The artists featured in this group exhibition each pause on the idea of making and taking and present work that offers a fresh new realm of possibility within their medium.

Kyu Sang Lee, whose mysterious black and white imagery test our boundaries of understanding, assumption and trust in photography beguiles the viewer with his subtle and impactful images. Playing with scale and perspective – both in the images themselves and in their presentation, Lee’s work offers a playful and somewhat sinister example of photography as an experimental art form. Mia Thom, a recent Michaelis graduate has pushed the boundaries of photography beyond and around the darkroom – using space as a springboard into sonic possibilities and performance. Thom’s visual work illuminates the liminal space of analog processes, toying with use of instrument or mechanism in two-dimensional space.

Justin Dingwall, known to many as a prolific and skilled image maker and portrait taker, offers up his hyperreal surreal images that toy with gravity, light and colour. His work captures symbolism and discourse in the present, activating the magic of photographic media and combining his narrative to form new and evolving eventualities. Morgan Kundhardt’s twin existence between herself and her twin sister has informed much of her process. By cutting and splicing images and photographs, Kundhardt explores in images what her twin sister offers in writing, overlapping and blurring between creative processes. The sculptural imagery of Biance Bell flips perspective and shifts our understanding of imagery. Bell extends what was previously confined to two dimensional surfaces, pulling our eye forwards and back along focal planes and cleverly expanding perspectives in Perspex.

The participating artists exhibit an ability to curiously interrogate the myth of photography, this modern alchemy of creation that often polarizes and exposes. The exhibition hopes to open up new possibilities and actions – a space for thinking, viewing and feeling art created within the photographic medium. – Clare Patrick

Mia Thom

Mia Thom, G, 2017, Shadowgram on Fibre paper, 29 x 34

Mia Thom
G
2017
Shadowgram on Fibre paper
29 x 34 cm

Mia Thom, A, 2017, Shadowgram on Fibre paper, 29 x 34

Mia Thom
A
2017
Shadowgram on Fibre paper
29 x 34 cm

Mia Thom, E, 2017, Shadowgram on Fibre paper, 29 x 34

Mia Thom
E
2017
Shadowgram on Fibre paper
29 x 34 cm

Mia Thom, D, 2017, Shadowgram on Fibre paper, 29 x 34

Mia Thom
D
2017
Shadowgram on Fibre paper
29 x 34 cm

Mia Thom, Untitled, 2017, Photograph on Fibre paper, 28.5 x 39

Mia Thom
Untitled
2017
Photograph on Fibre paper
28.5 x 39 cm

Mia Thom, Untitled (rosin print) , 2017, Shadowgram on fibre paper, 51.5 x 61 cm

Mia Thom
Untitled (rosin print)
2017
Shadowgram on fibre paper
51.5 x 61 cm

Mia Thom, Darkroom Performance Series(1), 2017, Shadowgram on Fibre paper, 44.5 x 54

Mia Thom
Darkroom Performance Series (1)
2017
Shadowgram on Fibre paper
44.5 x 54 cm

Mia Thom, Darkroom Performance Series(2), 2017, Shadowgram on Fibre paper, 44.5 x 54

Mia Thom
Darkroom Performance Series (2)
2017
Shadowgram on Fibre paper
44.5 x 54 cm

Mia Thom, Darkroom Performance Series(3), 2017, Shadowgram on Fibre paper, 44.5 x 54

Mia Thom
Darkroom Performance Series (3)
2017
Shadowgram on Fibre paper
44.5 x 54 cm

Kyu Sang Lee

Kyu Sang Lee Dancing Along Alone 2017 Archival light jet 59,4 x 42cm

Kyu Sang Lee
Dancing Along Alone
2017
Archival light jet
59,4 x 42cm

Kyu Sang Lee Ein kleines Nachtfoto No.1 2018 Hahnehmuhle Baryta 12 x 15 cm

Kyu Sang Lee
Ein kleines Nachtfoto No.1
2018
Hahnehmuhle Baryta
12 x 15 cm

Kyu Sang Lee Ein kleines Nachtfoto No.2 2018 Hahnehmuhle Baryta 12 x 15 cm

Kyu Sang Lee
Ein kleines Nachtfoto No.2
2018
Hahnehmuhle Baryta
12 x 15 cm

Kyu Sang Lee Goldberg 2 of 5 2017 glicée print 84.1 x 118.9 cm (unframed) png

Kyu Sang Lee
Goldberg 2/5
2017
glicée print
84.1 x 118.9 cm (unframed)

Bianca Bell

Bianca Bell, Cape Point, Map of Africa & Chapman's Peak, 2017, mixed media installation, 20 x 20 cm

Bianca Bell
Cape Point | Map of Africa | Chapman’s Peak
2017
mixed media installation
20 x 20 cm

Morgan Kundhardt

Morgan Kundhardt, We are here separate and we are there whole 1 of 1, 2017, Mixed media, 29 x 22 cm

Morgan Kundhardt
We are here separate and we are there whole
2017
Mixed media
29 x 22 cm

Morgan Kundhardt, Translucency Overlapped 1 of 1, 2017, collage between layers of tracing paper, 30 x 22.5 cm

Morgan Kundhardt
Translucency Overlapped
2017
collage between layers of tracing paper
30 x 22.5 cm

Morgan Kundhardt, Grappeling Identity 1 of 1, collage on tracing paper, 45.5 x 36.5 cm

Morgan Kundhardt
Grappling Identity
2017
Collage on tracing paper
45.5 x 36.5 cm

Morgan Kundhardt, Double Vision 1 of 15, 2017, photomontage with spot varnish, 56.5 x 47 cm

Morgan Kundhardt
Double Vision 1/15
2017
photomontage with spot varnish
56.5 x 47 cm

Justin Dingwall

Justin Dingwall, Transcend, photographic print on 100 percent cotton fine art paper, ed 10, 2 AP, 84.1 x 59.4 cm

Justin Dingwall
Rise
Photographic Glicée print on 100 % cotton paper
Edition of 10, 2 AP
84.1 x 59.4 cm

Justin Dingwall, Rise, photographic print on 100 percent cotton fine art paper, ed 10, 2 AP, 84.1 x 59.4 cm

Justin Dingwall
Transcend
Photographic

Glicée

print on 100 % cotton paper
Edition of 10, 2 AP
84.1 x 59.4 cm

2018-02-22T23:32:04+00:00