Then & now (UWA)

Duxbury, L 2004, Then & now (UWA), (Creative Work : Visual art).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

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Title Then & now (UWA)
Author(s) Duxbury, L
Year 2004
Type of work Visual art
Outlet Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
Dates 17/10/2004 to 19/12/2004
Medium Inkjet prints
Summary  'In Clouded Over: Representations of Clouds in Art, at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA the curator created a 400 year journey, illuminating approaches to the depiction of clouds and highlighting the continuity of traditions, as in Duxbury's re-imaging of John Constable's 1822 musings on Hampstead Heath as a pair of images, one represent the view on a particular date in 2002 and the other to an imaginary view which could have been seen by Constable 180 years previously. Conventionally artists depict personal interpretations of the world. What is presented is a manipulation of reality, or "truth", through the use of paint and the artist's individual, subjective way of perceiving and recording. Photography, on the other hand, is often considered to capture reality through its objective, mechanical functions. However digital photography's opportunities for manipulation of images increasingly blur edges of subjective and objective realities. 'Some artists inscribe words, make incisions and insert fantastical elements in their skies to highlight or interrupt traditional symbolism.' (Janice Baker, curator, exhibition notes). Duxbury gave one of seven talks associated with the exhibition; Clouds 1822-2002, considering John Constable's love of clouds and his cloud paintings on Hampstead Heath, Then & Now was the subject of a paper Duxbury gave at Curtin University Palimpsests conference, published in 2005, 'Then and Now: Re-imagining the Present through a Creative Representation of the Past', in Palimpsests: Transforming Communities, Alex Gerbaz and Robyn Mayes (ed.), Curtin University Press, Perth, pp.45-54.
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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