Nostalgia, it’s not what it used to be!
Jane Brown, Phil James, Guy Maestri, Izabela Pluta, Ben Quilty, Joan Ross, Niomi Sands, Luke Temby
Curator Diana Robson
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
6 April 2018 – 20 May 2018
The components that comprise Threshold (2018) include an image the artist took of a window in her family home when she first returned to Warsaw in 2002; a layered set of reflections inside a natural history museum diorama (originally shown in the series Agency of inanimate objects, Museum (2014); and a blown up fragment of an old postcard depicting tourists gazing into a distant mountain vista. While the reoccurring element of Pluta's work is located within the practice of expanded photography, the method by which the work comes together draws largely on finding, fragmenting, translating and reconfiguring material - that is both photographed and found. Her various approaches are not only bound to photographic reflexivity but engage with the explicit ways that material objects are encountered, experienced, collected, deciphered, presented or interpreted.