Wednesday, 19 December 2018

New Group Exhibition Opens - 'Remembrance' At ROSEGALLERY - 8 December Until 26 Jan. 2019

I am delighted to finish this year with the inclusion of my collaborative series, Lunar Caustic in a stunning exhibition entitled Remembrance at the ROSEGALLERY in Santa Monica. The exhibition opened on Saturday 8 December and will run until the 26 January 2019, excerpt from the press release below.

Remembrance centres on photography’s influence upon memory and the notion of family. With work by artists who explores their connections to community and family through the utilisation of found imagery, whether sourced through personal photo albums or public archives, the exhibition features works by Melinda Gibson and Thomas Sauvin, Carla Jay Harris and Brenda E. Stevenson, Lebohang Kganye, Kovi Konowiecki, B Neimeth, and Martin Parr, and is curated by Thomas Kollie and Zoe Lemelson.

Where time moves generations apart, images remain as artefacts of personal histories, existing in family albums and archives until they live again in minds as memories. When remembrance is mediated through photographs, these intimate moments, caught on camera, are often re-imagined and instilled into personal narratives of the present. Remembrance examines the various ways photographers working with archives explore their personal connections to the past as they expose the meaning of memories embedded in their images.

Melinda Gibson and Thomas Sauvin similarly use vernacular photographs to question the hierarchies of remembrance. In their series Lunar Caustic, the artists appropriate found family photographs that were in the process of being extracted for their chemical compounds, and thus forgotten, to stop the erasure of the stories in the images. The resulting photographs use destruction as both a visual evocation and a commentary on the prioritisation of imagery and memory.

As memories are often inherited and interpreted through imagery, Remembrance explores the many ways artists question the influence of photographs in their personal lives and collective histories.

An exhibition surely not to be missed if State side. More information can be found here:

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