Thursday, 23 May 2013

From Faith to the Kitchen

The exhibition last month was really good fun & here are a couple more images I created for Faithless:

Have you Been a Good Girl for Santa? from the brothel series (photography & collage - Lambda print 40x50cm)

HeyZeus #1 (40x50cm mixed media in white frame)

Location, Location, Holy Location
(photography & collage - Lambda print 40x50cm)

© 2013 Anne Bentley

News is that Meggs Yeo and I will finally collaborate in a long overdue duo show in May 2014 called, Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic DisturbancesMeggs is thinking about some works on tea towel linen and I'm thinking sinks and other fun kitchen dwellers.  Stay tuned...

Sunday, 5 May 2013

From the Vault

I had my $10 op-shop Ricoh rangefinder, weighty in my pocket, way back in 2001.  The guard at the NGA let me take this photo without a flash.  I did and put the camera away and enjoyed the rest of the gallery without thinking of taking any more photos.  If there'd been a lot of people around, I wouldn't have done so but we seemed to be the only ones in the surrealism room of the National Gallery one chilly July Sunday morning.
Nowadays galleries are overrun by tourists with non-stop shutters and hipsters with fancy photophones ("fotofone" - have I coined a new word or overheard that somewhere?).

Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel - a combination of two useful objects, "readymade" put together to make them useless, thus, art

Image by Anne Bentley scanned from the original black & white negative, hand developed 2001, scanned 2010.
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