Timelapse, a new group exhibition that opened to the public at the Gippsland Art Gallery last week pairs contemporary and historical artworks to initiate conversations in art that span centuries. In spite of the disparity between artworks (in each case, an antique print by a male, European old master has been paired with a contemporary photograph by a female Australian artist), a series of remarkable parallels emerge, proving that ideas in art echo through the ages.
The contemporary artists in the exhibition are Jane Burton, Lesley Duxbury, Janina Green, Rosemary Laing, Polixeni Papapetrou, Izabela Pluta, Susan Purdy, Francesca Rosa, Saskia Pandji Sakti, Maxine Salvatore and Abby Storey. The ‘old masters’ are Jacques Arago, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Nicholas Chevalier, John Constable, George Cuitt the Younger, Jean-Jacques-Francois Le Barbier, Raphael (after), Salvator Rosa, Paul Sandby, JMW Turner, Jacob van Ruisdael, Giuseppe Vasi and Eugene von Guerard. All works are from the collection of Gippsland Art Gallery.
There is a fully illustrated catalogue to go with the exhibition.
The exhibition includes two of Pluta's from their collection, Trees 2012 (paired with Jacques Arago) and Making Traces #2 2007 (paired with Jacob van Ruisdael).