Over the past three years I’ve shown my work on four occasions at Tacit gallery in Abbotsford: Face/Time, with Kirsten Perry, the group shows Folded and Momentary, and last year’s solo exhibition Gooog. On June 10 the sixth exhibition will go up, called Man in the Street.
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Here is the invitation to my new exhibition Gooog opening on Wednesday at Tacit gallery, 312 Johnston St Abbotsford.
The work is derived from Google Earth images of highways and cities. This is the statement I sent the gallery:
Google Earth is a vast mapping and surveillance project. When combined with Google Street View, it is the most ambitious photography project in history.
This exhibition is part of my ongoing exploration of the limits of photographic representation. What interests me is not how Google Earth renders the planet’s surface accurately but how it abstracts it.
Through a simple mirroring process, the endless twisting and looping highways that criss-cross the planet become beautiful decorative designs, like tapestries or Persian carpets.
In a related project, Google’s overhead viewpoint renders some of the world’s tallest buildings as toylike, their immense structures consumed in a pattern of crystalline pixels.
This is the invitation for my new exhibition Face/Time, a two-person show with my colleague Kirsten Perry. My half of the exhibition features my project Shroud, a series of graphic black & white representations of heads, derived from my passport photos going back decades. It’s a sort of self-portrait project but without reference to individuality. The heads are atomised by repeated photocopying, becoming abstracted forms like traces on a wall.
Kirsten’s images are from her Masters degree project, drawing the face using the saccadic eye movements captured by a special camera. She is displaying a sequence of prints showing the face image developing over time.
The exhibition is at Tacit Contemporary Art in Abbotsford. The website for the exhibition is face-time.net. The invitation cards were designed by Daniel Neville.