Photocopier features the work of eight Melbourne-based painters who use photographic images as subject matter. These painters draw from a wide range of sources, from record covers to women's magazines, family photo-albums to tourist snapshots. In some instances the artists basically 'copy' the photograph, transforming the image into a painting. However, for the most part, the photograph functions as a component of a specialised personal art practice.
The exhibition explores the diverse and innovative processes by which these painters digest and re-interpret the photographic source. From David Jolly's process of painting photographs back-to-front on panes of glass (which are then flipped to reveal the image) to Amanda Marburg's fantastical plasticine worlds, which are photographed and used as the basis for painting - Photocopier demonstrates photography is fundamental to the production of contemporary painting.
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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