From Sharne Wolff…
Sun to Sun is the culmination of a twenty-year conversation between artists Christopher Bucklow and Simone Douglas following their first meeting in London during 1994. For many years the work of each artist has been concerned with light and the sun as its ultimate source. Bucklow, a well-known British artist, began working in sculpture and painting before becoming a pioneer of ‘camera-less photography’. A technique thatdispenses with the lens but involves the use of multiple – sometimes thousands – of pinholes in the camera, Bucklow’s images comprise a series of ethereal silhouetted figures that he describes as “symbolic of the human, or some aspect of the psyche”.
Only present by our absence, Douglas’s photographic images are described by the artist as possessing a human presence despite their more obvious focus on the sun in various guises. The Australian-born artist is fascinated with light and landscape. Her pictures explore a tension between the abstract, immaterial image and the viewer’s desire to search for meaning in the picture.
In Gallery 2, Paradise witnesses Jodie Whalen shifting her performance-based practice to Sydney’s streets and suburbs. She’s scoured op shops and neighbourhoods to create a quirky series of small sculptural objects from found vintage glassware, ceramic figures and old jewellery.
Until September 27
Artereal Gallery, Rozelle
Pic: Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch 7:28pm 29.8.06 2006, unique pinhole photograph, 99 x 145cm. Courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery.