Shaune Lakin, Senior Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia, has analysed JACKY REDGATE's artistic process in an important essay on colour photography for Artlink Magazine.
Lakin writes "Structurally, the negatives (and the positive prints conjured from them by Redgate and [master printer Sandra] Barnard) distil the fundamentals of colour photography: positive and negative, the chemical conversion of colour (and tone) to its complementary. There is also a mimetic aspect to this mirroring: it replicates the perceptual experience of colour in our bodies. The intelligence and rigor of this distillation no doubt reflects Redgate’s long-standing interest in the ways that disciplines such as physics and chemistry have sought to make sense of the sensational properties of colour – how we see it, how it affects us, how it is often difficult to see." .
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