OPENING NIGHT: THURSDAY 23rd JANUARY: 7- 9 pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 24th – 30th JANUARY 2014
GALLERY OPENING HOURS: 11 am – 7 pm
AT: GALLERY 21, 11 – 21 FLINDERS STREET, SURRY HILLS
The Eye is the second of a series of Photography Exhibitions at Gallery 21, a Pop Up Gallery run by The Arts Platform, creating greater opportunities for Artists to exhibit in Sydney; transforming space into a platform for artists.
Join us for a visual fiesta of art works by talented photographers:
ANKYA KLAY, BRONWYN CURRAN, CARMEN KY, CHRISTOPHER DEAN, CLAIRE LEIMBACH, EMILIE SERIS, HOWIE COOKE, JOHN OGDEN, LISA WILKES-HUNTER, MANFRED MAKAUSKAS, ROBBI LUSCOMBE NEWMAN, SHOBHAN OLIVER, STEPHEN DOYLE & ZOE LIND VAN’T HOF.
Proudly curated by John Lind & Sama Ky Balson.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
A Message From Co-Curator John Lind:
The essence of this exhibition is that it emanates from a VIRTUAL world, from digital images placed by a social group on their Facebook pages. One of the Facebook friends in the circle was impressed and surprised by the quality of his friends’ photos. Most are not professional photographers. And yet they have THE EYE.
He harvested his choices of the most interesting and ‘eye catching’ and placed them in albums he called THE EYE. After two years the albums contained no less than 1000 images. By now 2014 they are over 2000.
Another Facebook friends in the circle suggested an exhibition. So 40 were selected and transformed from VIRTUAL into TACTILE by printing, mounting, framing and hanging them on walls (Gallery 21).
Next comes the HUMANIZING form when some of those who contributed these images initially in the VIRTUAL context will meet each other for the first time personally. It is a reversal of the current trend that transfers the physical presence into the VIRTUAL and leaves it there.
However, as the original images came from photographing elements in the “REAL” world, it may be more accurate to describe the above process as a pendulum swing back to an appreciation of these same images in human company, rather than solo at a computer.