Feedback Loops


This exhibition continues my exploration of ideas about landscape, subjectivity, and memory. Where we are is a part of our identity as well as where we come from;  our sense of self evolves through exchanges with people and surroundings.  The title Feedback Loops references this constant interaction between us and the world, as well as how the drawings are built up, each layer affecting and being affected by previous and subsequent ones, and each drawing leading to the next.

The charcoal and pastel drawings are based on film footage of journeys around my home town of Dunedin.  I build the works up through layers of addition and erasing, mirroring the way we perceive a place as we move through it, one viewpoint over writing the next but without being entirely forgotten. It also reflects the way we come to know places, and ourselves, with traces of the past influencing the present. 

Other works in the show are syntheses of drawings made as I travel through a place, and memories of those journeys –  the loops of memory, imagination and feelings overlap and interact. The journey through the landscape serves as a metaphor for our life journeys – this time after art school for me is one of multiple possible paths.

Flux Drawing i

Flux Drawing i

Flux Drawing iv

Flux Drawing iv

Flux Drawing ix

Flux Drawing ix

Flux Drawing v

Flux Drawing v

Flux Drawing vi

Flux Drawing vi

Flux Drawing vii

Flux Drawing vii

Flux Drawing viii

Flux Drawing viii

 
The Plan

The Plan

 
Return Journey

Return Journey

Karitane

Karitane

Drive By Drawing i

Drive By Drawing i

Drive By Drawing ii

Drive By Drawing ii

Drive By Drawing iii

Drive By Drawing iii

 
Drive By Drawing iv

Drive By Drawing iv