Jonathan James exhibition opening
Starts: Saturday, 23 February 2013 at 3:00 PM
Please join artist Jonathan James for the opening of his exhibition Stock Image.Please join artist Jonathan James for the opening of his exhibition Stock Image, which explores the shared textural, even tactile, nature of cinematic film stock and photographic silk-screen prints. These superseded media are often aesthetically reprised into digital versions, and this slippage between old and new media is an area ripe for research. Is new media accepted because of its nostalgic iterations of old media? Do we need a transition period while we grapple with the potential of new media? Does the stock imagery of the digitally reprised aesthetic suggest a lack of agency in our culture? Where is the artist's hand, and does it matter this this be visible? Is the viewer's gaze directed inward or outward? Projection, light and montage are explored in this exhibition, starting from their cinematic conception, before coming closer to the analyst's use. Removal is another area of exploration. With removal comes space; space to rpoject, to bathe ideas in light, and for creating new possibilities with given material. All these questions and ideas can't be answered simply by combining old and new media. If anything, this exhibition will raise other questions. It can return some agency to the artist and to the viewer. Making the hand visible in mechanical processes and reaching the viewer through familiar imagery offers both literacy in our culture and a language we can use to understand the media we live with. Exhibition dates: 20 Feb to 9 Mar. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm.
For further information please contact:
Gillean Shaw, Phone: 02 4921 5255, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org