AboutEleven is pleased to present landscape photography exhibition From the Road Again featuring Rob Carter, Harry Cory Wright, Gerry Fox, Rick Giles, Jonathan Glynn-Smith, Jane Hilton, Dede Johnston, Peter Newman and David Yarrow. The exhibition highlights each artists unique perspective of the environments which inspire them.
From natural phenomenon to towering urban structures, the photographs featured convey a strong sense of location. Carefully considering their environments, these artists vividly capture an experience of being in a place. Their personal and evocative relationship with the space around them is articulated, revealing atmospheres from wonderment or adventure to solitude and isolation.
The artists employ diverse photographic techniques to capture the landscapes they discover. Newman adapts a vintage wide angle lens to fit his high-tech digital camera whereas Fox gently blurs the boundaries between photography and video delicately bringing a landscape to life. Equally, Cory Wright utilises a large format camera to precisely capture the fine details of a place where conversely Carter allows the exposure from a rotating lens to deconstruct the landscape, reducing the image to threads of colour and light. Glynn-Smith and Hilton immerse themselves into documentary studies of landscape resulting in an intimate portrayal of culture as well as setting.
This exhibition reflects the endless potential presented by a landscape to an artist. Here these possibilities are represented by a clear environmental awareness, expressed through a combination of the epic prospective as well as carefully observed minutia offered by a scene.