Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Izabela's Latest Exhibition (in Melbourne)

From the Dianne Tanzer Gallery e-invite: 


20 July - 24 August 2013
Preview 18 - 19 July, 10am - 5pm
Taken on the same day as the other photo provides a framework for ways of thinking about photographs as objects – collected, assembled, stored and subsequently retrieved. This work considers the spaces of association that may be created through specific objects and methods used for remembering.
This new body of work work highlights the ways in which Pluta utilises different mediums and diverse forms of imagery, which relate to and overlap each other in tradition, function and materiality. A horizon of steel and wooden boat stands is juxtaposed with a series of 21 pages from a vintage photo album. Throughout the succession, the depth and three-dimensionality of stacked pages is perceptible in the shadows and the repetition of illustrated elements. The pages repeatedly show deterioration: stained, sun bleached and foxed with moisture over time. Deterioration also is the key effect in Boat stands as empty frames await the missing fleet of boats that drift in the northern lakes during the summer months These sometimes eclectic groupings connote her conceptual interest in serendipitous encounters, the effects of time and how the photographic image operates as a vehicle for witnessing various states of ruin.
Most recently Pluta was commissioned to complete a major public art work for the City of Melbourne. The two-part billboard is currently installed on the CitiPower Station, Little Bourke Street, Melbourne.


  1. How are you enjoying your Coursera studies? I think I'm going to sign up for The Modern and the Postmodern, as well as Social Psychology when I finish The Camera Never Lies.

  2. I've considered The Mod and Postmod course in the past, but had decided that I don't have enough time to read all the recommended books. I may re-start the course on Human Physiology next month (the second iteration of the course) that I tried earlier this year but wasn't prepared for the full-on study demands of it - it is quite difficult. It didn't help that when I was doing it last time we lost internet connection for ten days at home, because of our phone line was physically cut in a storm.


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