An ongoing series of portraits examining the mythologies surrounding the figure of the artist.
'Zahalka has approached the task of portraying the artist with a parodic and affectionate levity which belies any concerns such a project might initially suggest. That the works benefit from a collaborative investment from both parties (the artist as imaged/the artist at camera) is no better confirmed than the two images of Peter Tyndall. There, as artist gazed on artist (the Kodak frame is Zahalka’s ‘eye’, her self-reference) an interactive performance and gameplay subverts the transparency, the hierarchies, and the sham seriousness of the Artist who plays the role of Hero for an unseen but assumed audience.' Extract from essay in Artists catalogue by Michele Helmrich, 1990