Thursday, 22 November 2012

Intervals | Kerry Sylvia

Kerryn Sylvia, Untitled 2012, Polardroid Duratran in lightbox with coloured mount board, 29cm x 21cm

‘On the one hand shadow is opposite to light, and on the other, the very image of fleeting,mutable things...’

“The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols” (Jean Chevalier, Alain Gheerbrant & John Buchanan-Brown (translator))

This month at Wallflower we have the pleasure of presenting Intervals from Mildura based artist and educator, Kerryn Sylvia. Her work is informed by an interest in family, memory and the found object and her practice involves combining a range of materials and methods. It is well worth dropping by the gallery to see the pieces but for those with geographical constraints we will be releasing a series of the images from the show via the blog.

"Many of the images for Intervals started their journey as an artist’s book titled Memories from Under the Kitchen Table. These images were collected from the houses my parents built; one that was up for sale early last year (which afforded me the chance to return to the place after thirty years), and the other which I lived in during my adolescence (and impulsively collected a 36 exposure roll of 35mm film from as a last parting gesture as we were moving out in the 1990’s). These photographs have then been further manipulated to resemble images from another era using Poladroid, a free downloadable Internet program. This sets up an interesting dialogue between past and present image-making technologies..." - Kerryn Sylvia

Kerryn Sylvia completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours in 2011 and was the recipient of the prestigious Rod Fyffe Award for the most outstanding La Trobe University Visual Arts Honours student. She works across several mediums that include sculpture, photography and installation/painting. Sylvia has exhibited locally and nationally including the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale and CLIP Award at the Perth Centre for Photography.

Kerryn's artist book: Memories from Under the Kitchen Table are $45.00 each through the gallery and also available as a free iPad download.

Kerryn Sylvia, Untitled 2012, Polardroid Duratran in lightbox with coloured mount board, 29cm x 21cm

Intervals by Kerryn Sylvia and the accompanying exhibition Hold from Kirbi Kenniwell will be at Wallflower until December 14. 

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