Talia Smith
13/10/22 - 27/10/22

Exhibition Text

DUSK is a photographic installation that brings together two bodies of work to make something new. The painted still life photography blurs the lines between the real and unreal, by using stereotypical objects and motifs such as the shell to speak to the fluidity of connection to culture and the imposter syndrome that comes with that. The other landscape photographs, taken in the Cook Islands, may be more grounded within an actual location but they too have an almost unreal/real quality. Everything gets a little harder to see at dusk, the sky is yawning and the edges of objects begin to blur. How can one really feel grounded in a place that feels like a memory you cannot fully grasp. There isn’t one defining answer and perhaps that is actually the point.