Exhibition: Through A Glass, Darkly - Recent photographic work by PENNY DUNSTAN
Penny Dunstan’s upcoming exhibition ‘Through a Glass Darkly’ is an exploration of Goethe statement – ‘He who cannot draw upon three thousand years of history is living hand to mouth’. Her landscape photos explore the interconnectedness between the image of tree skeletons and paper taken from recycled prayer books.
Dunstan said ‘The images chose the paper’. ‘I found images taken of fire ravaged snow gums from Dead Horse Gap in the Snowy Mountains, were readily matched to paper containing the spiritual image of the burning bush. ‘The antediluvian age of the flora melded with the venerable age of the words’.
The photos are printed using an old photographic method, Van Dyke named because of the similarity of the print colour to that of a brown oil paint named after Flemish painter, Van Dyck.
Penny Dunstan also exhibiting a series of 60 photographic images, which she created whilst artist-in-residence at Gunyah in March 2012.
To see more of Penny's work go to her website www.pennydunstan.com
Please join us for the opening Thursday 7 June 6 - 8pm
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday 6 June – Saturday 23 June
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 12noon - 5pm.
PODspace Gallery: 401 Hunter Street, Newcastle | Opposite Civic Station