In the Landscape has emerging artists Amy Dunn and Annika Harding use the photograph as a starting point and add paint to explore the relationship between the artist or figure and the landscape.
“Photography is the means by which I observe and record my interactions with the landscape. While the digital photographic image usually informs paintings in my practice, in this body of work, I have explored this process in a different way. The photograph is printed, and then paint is used to record and highlight my interactions with the landscape. As well as flat colour and metallic paint, the paint that I have used in this work includes interference paints, which at certain angles appear almost transparent, but at others lights up with iridescence. These works each explore one particular way that I interacted with a particular landscape: things that I looked at, things that I touched, the way that I walked through the landscape, things that I put into the landscape, or things that I thought or said.”
The exhibition is showing at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre until 2nd October.
The paper selected by Annika for the larger prints was Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth.