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Object: Contemporary Wet Plate Collodion Portraiture

Christopher Getts & Pania Newport
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Location: Studio 1A Sydney Suite 1a (first floor), 10 Carrington Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia
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Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 19/05/2013 6:00 am

Object: Contemporary Wet Plate Collodion Portraiture is an exhibition featuring works by Christopher Getts and Pania Newport that are produced using 19th Century photographic processes.

Represented are wet plate collodion tintypes which are objects of art in their own right. Artists Christopher Getts and Pania Newport have captured portraits of people holding an OBJECT that represents something of importance to the sitter whilst the OBJECT held by the sitter is photographed as a separate still life wet plate. Each sitter is required to remain still and concentrate on the picture taking process and holding of their important OBJECT which can last for up to 60 seconds (unlike the instant shutter of digital photography today). The resulting intensity of the sitters gaze engages viewers in a manner that is distinct from the casually made, ephemeral images that have become so familiar with today’s digital photography.

In the minds of the artists, they attempt to capture the meditative relationship between the sitter and their object recording that moment during the extended period of exposure and image capture. It is the stillness and peace that takes place during the process of ‘sitting’ that is captured on the wet plate and creates the finished “OBJECT”.

This event has concluded
Dates: -
Location: Studio 1A Sydney Suite 1a (first floor), 10 Carrington Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia
Hours:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 19/05/2013 6:00 am

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