The Centre for Contemporary Photography have a show coming up that features painting, knitting and weaving in photography. It features some Craft Victoria exhibitors, including Tim Gresham and Renee So.
Here's the outline:
Family Resemblance presents the work of three artists whose work bares the traces of photography in other mediums. From snapshots, found images and collage, to formalist photography, these artists both enhance and deteriorate photographic images, ‘reproducing’ them via weaving, knitting and painting. Tim Gresham’s formalist photographs of city buildings become rhythmic patterns via the loom; Renee So’s travel photographs become knitted ‘positives’ of a China, lost and found; and Michelle Ussher renders her visit to Vietnam as a collection of 6x4, watercolour ‘snapshots’. Through a process of addition and reduction these artists’ work can be seen as a kind of post-photography, indicating a strength in the pervasive nature of photography.
TIM GRESHAM, RENEE SO, MICHELLE USSHER
CURATOR REBECCA CHEW
8 September – 21 October 2006
Image credit: Michelle Ussher Playways 2006