10th May- 27th May 2012
Opening 6pm Thursday 10th of May
Image: Svetlana Bailey, 12/24, 2012, type-C print, 100x100cm, image courtesy of the artist.
Boundless Svetlana Bailey
Svetlana Bailey photographs in fog in various unrelated locations.,The phenomenon of fog acts as a portal to the transitory quality of the surroundings. Objects lose their finiteness of appearance, borders become obscured and the context within which one normally associates objects is removed. Fog creates separation, and when no longer bound to their surroundings, things appear as they are. But they too can seem less ordinary, isolated within the landscape in which they normally exist.
In 2010 Svetlana graduated with a BFA (Hons.) from the College of Fine Arts. This exhibition includes new work arising from a residency in 2011 at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Sara Oscar, forest elephants, pleistocene period, quarternary era,
2012, 58 x 80cm, fujiflex print, image courtesy of the artist
The Law of Series Sara Oscar
Sara Oscar’s exhibition plays with the expectation that a photographic series will emphasize the similarities between images, or potentially reveal a narrative sequence. The exhibition incorporates an eclectic range of photographs, from modernist abstraction, collage and still life photography.
The exhibition explores an idea of seriality shared between the Lamarckian scientist, Paul Kammerer and Bauhaus artist, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Paul Kammerer obsessively documented coincidental events as a means to establish relationships between things. For Kammerer, coincidences were an example of the universal force of seriality connecting all things. A similar view was held by Moholy Nagy, who believed a series of photographs eliminated difference, only to emphasise the similarities between things. For Moholy-Nagy, serial photography was the language of the future.
Sara Oscar is a Sydney based artist. She works with photography and its relationship to reconstruction, history and archiving. She holds a PhD in photography from Sydney College of the Arts and has exhibited widely across Australia.