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Lookout (objects in mirror)


Lookout (objects in mirror)

Georgia Hutchison


07.10.2015 - 30.10.2015
Opening 07.10.15 6-8pm
Artist Talks 28.10.15 6-7pm

The sculptural enters the photograph — becoming a landscape, a building, a vortex. The image exits as formal, mounted and leaned, verging once more on an environment. In the middle ground is the uncertain presence of the photographed ‘things’ — the accoutrements of looking.

The works within Lookout survey and translate material landscapes through digital photography and sculpture. Via touristic photography and assemblage, Hutchison speculates on the role of contemporary photography as something non-possessive; a mediator in the act of seeing.

Extending on a photography practice situated within a still life oeuvre, this new work widens the field of observation and content. A shift of focus from the thing to the act — encounters are captured within photographic objects, considering the materiality of media and negotiating the procession from ‘photograph of thing’ to ‘photograph as thing’.

Biography

Georgia Hutchison is a trans-disciplinary practitioner working within curating, education and design — with a parallel practice crossing photography and assemblage. Her approach to creative, professional and pedagogical practice is curious and critical of our slippery encounters with material situations — seeking significance and vibrancy in things. Her work is philosophically-driven and design-led resulting in sensitive material, formal and spatial encounters.

Hutchison is living and working in Sydney, Australia. As an early career artist, she has exhibited widely across Australia and has been featured internationally. Her work is held in public and selected private collections in Australia and internationally, including MONA, NGA and V&A. Hutchison’s work has been published by Thames and Hudson UK, Perimeter Editions and various print and digital imprints locally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include ‘Lit from the Top’ at CCP (Melbourne, 2015); ‘Grey Grey’ at Bus Projects (Melbourne, 2015) and ‘Adult Contemporary’ at Edmund Pearce (Melbourne, 2014). She is currently managing the National Craft Initiative, a sessional academic at UNSW Built Environment and Art+Design, and resident studio artist at Firstdraft.

Earlier Event: September 30
LA2015 SYDNEY: Beyond Capitalist Surrealism
Later Event: November 4
As if light could be translated