by Karyn Fearnside
Mixed media artist Karyn Fearnside presents Peaches and scream, an exhibition that stalks the edge of the familiar while also zeroing in on disturbing half-grasped terror hidden in the far recesses of the mind. Religion, death, pareidolia, wonder and mystery are all explored in these photographs, capturing the viewer in a web of possibilities. Using a cloth stained with the flesh of rotting peaches to create a connection to her mother who passed when she was a child, Fearnside’s series explores the closeness and distance separating the living from the dead, encapsulating a terrible beauty.
Karyn Fearnside graduated from the Canberra School of Art, ANU in the late 1990s with first class honours in Textiles. She is a mixed media artist with photography playing an important part in her creative process, and has been a finalist in the Kennedy Art Prize and the Clifton’s Art Prize.
Karyn Fearnside, Magdalene Laundry, 2016, Archival print on museo max. 30cm x 42cm
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- June 26, 2017 - September 18, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm