Coming - Expanded Photography

Open 11am - 5pm Fri - Sun 6-21 May 2017, 
opening Friday 5 May 6-8pm
Artists' Talks Saturday 13 May 3pm

Expanded Photography shows the work of artists Jack Banduch, Yvette Hamilton, Matt James, Noelene Lucas, Katherine Scott, Enrico Scotece, Sardar Sinjawi, Ioulia Terizis, Amanda Williams and Julian Woods.

Expanded Photography reflects on relationships between the virtual space of the photographic image and the live space in which it is located. It shows the work of artists whose practices explore such spatial relationships or otherwise reflect on the nature of photography, whether from the primary position of a photographer or that of an installation artist. 

The exhibition is designed by Articulate to support the interdisciplinary potential being explored within artpractices that are sometimes also more discipline-specific. It is also designed to explore ways in which the spatial concerns of Articulate can engage with the photographic concerns being emphasised by many exhibition around Sydney during Head On. 

Jack Banduch Concrete Ambivalence 2015.  Jack Banduch's work addresses the post-photographic gaze. His work aims to distort the material and receptive legibility of the photographic image to facilitate a renewed, potentially emancipatory platform for viewing.
Yvette Hamilton Viewfinder 2015 Cementa15 photo Ian Hobbes 

Yvette Hamilton's work charts the evolution of self, being and presence, as influenced by evolving technological heterotopias through the mediums of photomedia, video and interactivity. She has exhibited in widely in Australia and in London and Slovenia and has recently completed her MFA (Research) at Sydney College of the Arts.
Yvette Hamilton​ Lightness #1 2016.  'Lightness' is a series of diptychs that are reductive self-portraits which contemplate the idea of the double. The left-hand image is an animated lightbox and the right-hand image is a photograph of the lightbox. 

Matthew James Coogee 2015, 2015, 3 rolls of Velvia 120 slide film housed in wooden light box, 
 'There is such a great difference between experiencing a landscape firsthand and seeing it mediated through a photograph. In the former, the potential of peripheral vision is not limited. . . Using a self-developed photographic process and a customised analogue camera, I capture images of the ocean that cover a whole roll of medium format photographic slide film – an attempt to make the largest image possible within the constraints of the medium.' from  
Noelene Lucas, Breath, 2013 (video still - see part of moving image here) 
  'Breath' is not really a photograph, as it first seems. It is included in this exhibition because the surprising arrival of a breeze during the making of the video shifts attention from the content to the medium, making visitors realise the dog is still because it in no longer alive, not because it is a photograph. 
Katherine Scott  Imperfection in more than three worlds (detail) 2016.  
Katherine works back and forth between the still photographic image and the changing environment from which it is drawn. Her recent work is reminiscent of Carol Rudyard's 1980s and 90s pairing of the camera's and the visitor's slow scanning of the immediate environment, but further complicated by the escape of the image back into that environment which by then is also no longer what is was when it made the image.

Enrico Scotece Untitled  Fibre Base Silver Gelatin Contact Photograph 121 x 94mm
Enrico Scotece's work shows a continuity between images and the locations in which they are made by using methods, such as the pin-hole camera, that leave traces of the physical process of image-making. 

Sardar Sinjawi, After a Beam of Light, Space Ideation 2014.  Sardar Sinjawi is working on a Space Ideation project in which large images are formed through the interaction of reflections on close, transparent surfaces that, depending on light conditions, are read as large images on more distant surfaces. While they can be documented permanently in photographs, they are most surprising in actual space because they show us images that we already see but overlook, images that are commonplace in modern cities but fleeting because of our mobility.

Ioulia Terizis Slivers and Shard 2017 Gelatin Silver Photograph   83 x 113 cm
Ioulia is a multi-disciplinary artist engaging with materiality, form and  the nature
and processes of perception.  Her photographs merge the form of the photograph 
and the content of the image, exploiting the photograph's characteristic reduction
to create ambiguities of both form and content.   
Amanda Williams Towards a New Architecture : detail of installation at First Draft with Unique Gelatin Silver photograph (120 x 90cm) and red safety lith film (120 x 90cm), 2015

Amanda Williams, Contemplation Hollow, 2013
Amanda explores entropy by using materials and processes that evolve and change over time – such as the use of unfixed silver gelatin printing techniques and untreated mild steel—so that images are used to show changes in materials as much as the materials function to show images.

Julian Woods  Spirit Life Through Breath 2015 (projected video)
Julian Woods is a Sydney based inter-disciplinary artist. Completing honours in Art History from the University of Sydney in 2015 his current approach to art considers interactions to the environment, spaces, and time. To date, Julian's work has explored relationships between images and their locations through the simplification of images that, when projected onto walls, stairs etc, have their 'natural' movement recontextualised by their new environment.

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