To see beyond what seems to be by Ella Dreyfus is a series of photographs which reflect upon the way language shifts through space and transcends meaning. Depicted in the works are a number of three-dimensional soft sculptures, which were hand stitched by the artist and layered through photographic techniques. The muted tones of the coloured alphabet letters reflect upon the early childhood development of language. They hover over each other and do not appear to form recognisable words. Rather they confuse, conflate and transcend meaning; the intimate tactile nature of the hand-made objects cohabitates with the mechanically distancing effects of digital photographic methodologies.
The exhibition forms the final part of a trilogy of artworks created for a Doctorate in Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW. The other two artworks were Weight and Sea, exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in 2005 and Scumbag, exhibited at Stills Gallery, Paddington in 2008.
Drinks with the artist on Saturday 4 June, 4-6pm
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