The exhibition challenges the notion of what is right and wrong. It’s what I call Visual Anarchy. For an anarchic community to function, rather than having rules there exists an implied code which is fluid and dynamic adapting to different situations.
Christopher Sheils worked commercially in Melbourne winning the Victorian Advertising Photographer of the Year in 1999. In 2001 he switched professions to nursing working with people with neurodegenerative disorders and then acute psychiatry. He developed an interest in the neurosciences particularly visual perception and it is this knowledge which underpins the structure of the images and the unique application of depth and spacial orientation illusions in the manner of Escher.
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Christopher Sheils~The Event Horizon
- Christopher Sheils
August 28, 2021 - October 24, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm