Meet the Artist: Simone Douglas
Hear from Northern Beaches born, New York based artist Simone Douglas whose three photographic water and sky scapes have taken over the MAG&M Art Wall. Simone will explain the ideas and techniques behind her large-scale durational photographs that evoke processes of elemental change.
Made in ‘slow time’, each image was formed over a period of months using light drawings and alchemical processes, encapsulating a year of skies, tides, and storm waves. The artist gently resists photography’s historical emphasis upon capturing a moment. Here, photography’s task is instead directed toward capturing the magnitude of time. The luminosity of the night sky and the physicality of the water connect us with the immensity and intensity of our fragile existence on a small blue ball shimmering in the deep.
The artist acknowledges the Saltwater People of the Northern Beaches area, including the Gayamaygal and Garigal people, on whose land this work was made.
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Location: Manly Art Gallery Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly