Mark Adams & Areta Wilkinson
Anne Ferran [Sydney]
A photograph is an event transformed into an object; the fixing of light in space over time.
Photogram: "Objects - opaque and translucent - are placed on light sensitive paper and exposed to light from various sources. The result is a negative: white beneath the opaque objects, grey beneath the translucent objects, and maximum black where the paper was bare." [Beaumont Newhall, 1977]
Each is a unique object, there being no negative from which to make multiple prints.
The works in this exhibition cover a diverse range of practice including; metaphor developed via layered images linking random and formal elements, or the inclusion of the shadow-generating object as part of the final work. They illustrate the photographers’ desire to explore aspects of light, space, scale, automatism [revealing elements of the subconscious perhaps], symbolism, man-made & nature-inspired tracery, and turning an indexical medium to near abstract.