Izabela Pluta earns Victorian solo exhibition - Art Collector

Izabela Pluta, Displaced images of distant objects, 2011. Latex-based ink-jet print, 270 x 620cm. Courtesy: the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne

26 September 2011 | Sydney-based photographer Izabela Pluta has secured a solo exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria.

Pluta is interested in the way that objects that have been dislodged from their original context can become meaningful again.

One of the key works in this exhibition is a six metre wide photomural of a salvage yard. What was once just rubbish is given a new meaning and sense of purpose by the way it has been sorted into piles.

She also looks at the convention of wallpapering interiors with scenic vistas “My interest in wallpaper stems from my memories of my grandmother’s house where I grew up in Warsaw, Poland. In each of the rooms of the house, one wall presented a panoramic vista of various forest settings: dark, mellow and layered with trees and ferns. The scenes were idyllic places of natural otherness,” she says.

Alongside these photomurals, Pluta presents a series of photographs that document objects excavated from her yard while gardening, the objects becoming meaningful again by virtue of the artist’s interest in them.

The exhibition continues at the Monash Gallery of Art until 16 October 2011.

Jane O'Sullivan

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