The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is currently exhibiting National Works on Paper 2014. The exhibition opened on the 23rd of May and is on until the 20th of July, featuring a work by ROSE FARRELL AND GEORGE PARKIN titled Unified Field.
The following is an artist statement by Rose Farrell on the exhibited collaborative work:
“Throughout our collaboration, performance was at the core. In 2003 we drew the camera closer and photographed our own faces which began an ongoing interest in the self portrait. This image of George’s and my face was taken in 2011 and was pixilated, distorted and constructed by George at that time. It shows our embrace of the changing digital technology which had, since 2003, allowed for the more extreme "closeup" in order to experiment with the face "as the landscape or tableau."
I, Rose, in 2014, with George’s passing in 2012, have incorporated a collaged digital landscape to reference our love of historical landscapes and nature which previously we used to paint as background sets in our large constructed photographic tableaux. Here the landscape of our faces are joined and unified across the imaginary field which divides us now.”
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