A Photographic Presence
This exhibition brings together four contemporary photographers whose practice explores the idea of photography as a physical object. Polaroids, photographic emulsion, sculptural paper and manipulative processes take precedence over image. In this collection of works, narrative is explored through folds, splatters, rips and the mixing together of chemicals, rather than the clean and neat conventions of figurative representation. If we stop to look around us, images seem to have slipped into objectless, surfaceless apparitions – appearing with just enough time to disappear again. These young contemporary artists remind us of a photograph’s emergence. Here, in A Photographic Presence, process becomes the journey; edges act as fuzzy gates, paper towers over tonality and surfaces open up for a sneak peek into the past.
Artists: Thomas Oliver, Matthew Lloyd, Fausto Vergara and Gabriele Wilton.