Vivian Cooper Smith: A light without stars - Art Collector

Vivian Cooper Smith, Landscape #4, 2017, digital c-type print, 72 x 100 cm, edition of 5 + 2 AP. Courtesy of The Artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney.

A light without stars is a collection of photographs that withdraw from convention and presumption. They are photographs that do not reveal or locate a subject; eschewing a perspective on the world. They are position-less, without relation to an external reality. These are photographs with their backs turned, oriented towards an inner light, an inner navigation and a way of being with and of the world rather than a copy of it.

Formed through a set of haptic and performative studio processes, re-photography and both analogue and digital techniques these photographs are interference patterns, fragile and fleeting. They speak of the entangled relationship of photograph, photographer, camera and light. They are the traces of a coming together and a becoming together – the effects of difference.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 7 February 6-8pm
Exhibition Closes:4 March 2018
Location: Galerie pompom, 2/27-39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale NSW 2008.
Contact: 0430 318 438
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