This Tuesday 21 June, ARC ONE Gallery in Melbourne invites you to the Opening of a new exhibition by one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists, Jacky Redgate. This will also be the Melbourne Launch of the Power Publications monograph, Jacky Redgate: Mirrors which focuses on Redgate’s eminent work with mirrors in recent decades, and features texts by Robert Leonard and Ann Stephen. The book will be formally launched by Dr Edward Colless, Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Copies will be available for purchase on the night.
Jacky Redgate’s ARC ONE exhibition Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold / Unfold is the latest instalment in her mirror-works project. It follows hard on the heels of her Mirrors exhibition at the University Art Gallery at the University of Sydney last year.
Redgate’s studio still-life photography experiments continue her long-standing interests in window display and product lighting, reflections and optical illusions. In the early Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold photographs, she explores the optical interplay of mirrors and everyday objects (striped plates, rulers, dominoes) attached to a folding screen. In Unfold (2016), Redgate attempts to escape the visual vortex of her screen and mirrors, by displaying a doll, coasters, spoons, and a child’s sewing machine on pink velvet in the fold of her screen.