Rebecca macfie - 'Night Shadows - a collection of photograms' - Photospace Gallery, 3-26 February 2022
'Night Shadows – a collection of photograms' is an installation of almost 100 darkroom photographic images on silver-gelatin photographic paper. They are photograms, a cameraless photographic process where objects are directly placed onto the surface of a light-sensitive material and then exposed to light, and were made over a period of 12 months at the artist’s home in Featherston, South Wairarapa. The negative images were made in the artist’s backyard in the dark of night and are a recording of shadows. They are split into two themes, the largest being botanical in nature with the remaining other forms found in the backyard at the time including children’s toys, netting, glass and sporting equipment.
These images are an exploration of shape and form, and are inspired by the artist’s garden and home life. They reference home, nature and domesticity and the creation of them has offered sanctuary and quiet as the artist navigates the garden at night time to expose the images. They’re celebrating the practice of art making and photography in the home environment while examining the shadows and forms found all around us.
- Rebecca Macfie 2021.
Gallery sales of work from 'Night Shadows' will be as individual 8"x10" archival pigment prints, limited edition of 10, on Ilford Gold Fibre Gloss 310gsm Baryta Finish. The original silver-gelatin photograms are unique images and are not available for sale.
'Night Shadows' will be shown in conjunction with Sue Guest's exhibition 'Rain Forest', opening Thursday 3rd February, 5pm-7pm. (A Vaccine Pass is required to attend the opening.) Both exhibitions run till Saturday, 26th February, 2022.
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10am-3pm, Saturdays 11am-2pm, closed on Sundays and public holidays (closed Monday 7th February for Waitangi Day).
This is Rebecca Macfie's first exhibition at Photospace Gallery. Here is a list of her previous shows:
Photography Matters II