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Meditations on R.D.

17 August, 2013 - 15 September, 2013

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The Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2013 has started.

There are 21 Australian and international exhibitors in the “core” program and 97 others like me, in the “fringe”.

All my stuff is up at “The Bean Barn”, 217 Sturt St  Ballarat … well six pieces but they’re 20×30’s and I think look OK.

My show is called “Meditations on RD”: the works being a  homage to the paintings of the American, Richard Diebenkorn.
Elements in his paintings like the planar and structural approach I have found very appealing and although not strictly veristic in their evocations of the California coastline they cannot be considered fully abstract either. Robert Hughes’ comment that they were in “…in a tradition of Equivalents..” (which I take to mean being an allusion to the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz) seemed to encapsulate RD’s conceptual base. 

In a similar fashion, I didn’t want to present these as “straight” representations of the subject and the two in the show that are more sculptural are attempts to the extend the metaphor of movement in a more subtle fashion than by making flags.

Originally I had wanted to print the multiples in reasonably large, A3, sections but the paper I thought suitable, wasn’t: too flat and dull in its finish so serendipitously I decided on 8×6’s that have worked well.

You see, there’s quite a strong air movement when people enter and leave The Bean Barn and the smaller prints waft a little in the breeze replicating the cloth’s movement.


I have left a small book at the venue for the comments for any interested “togs” who may come up to Ballarat to visit for the month of the biennale.

 

 

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Start:
17 August, 2013
End:
15 September, 2013
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