Sandra now part of Gallery
WHEN Gallery administration officer Sandra Ross came to Gympie for the opening of her exhibition "presence" at the then Cooloola Shire Public Gallery in 2004, she had no idea she would ever live in Gympie, yet alone work in the gallery where her work was shown.
Seven images from Sandra's presence series are currently on display in the Gympie Regional Gallery in an exhibition called Silver Gelatin Print showcasing photography by 12 artists.
The exhibition ignites traditional black and white darkroom processes that have been in debate since the advent of digital photography in the early 1990s.
Sandra's photographs are an investigation of the relationship between human form and architectural structure. Adopting a traditional printing methodology, each series is numbered, however each print is slightly different due to the nature of the darkroom process.
"All prints have been chemically developed after silver emulsion was applied to the paper in the dark and sometimes the paper was screen printed prior," Sandra said.
Her images are concerned with the contrast when architectural images are layered and projected over the organic human form.
To find out more, Sandra, along with participating artist Michael A Morrison will be giving a floor talk about their photographic work next Wednesday at 1pm at the Gympie Regional Gallery, at 39 Nash St.
Phone 548 10733 for any further information.