Photographic Exhibition title: THE COLOUR OF ANXIETY
Photographer: Eric Schusser
Location: Eade Gallery, Clyde
Dates: 28th March to 23rd April
Open: Currently closed due to Covid-19. This solo is available to view in a virtual gallery – an exciting new development in the display of art at this gallery. The link to the virtual show is via the link below and the work is in the gallery window for those in Clyde to view when out for exercise or a stroll.
Waking up on the 1st of January 2020 and seeing the eery glowing sky and smoke from the Australian bushﬁres – I immediately thought “Welcome to our future”. To me it was a dystopian future, an in your face reminder that climate change affects us all.
In dealing with this as a photographic project I wanted to convey a warning but I also wanted to convey the extraordinary beauty of our land and what we risk losing. In a sense the exhibition has become prophetic – as more and more places shut down in the face of COVID 19 our land will indeed become devoid of people circulating in society.
My methodology involves visual storytelling, honesty and I hope to give viewers an image they can connect with, be that graphic and stark images of a future where the beauty rest behind a smoky tone or traditional beautiful black and white landscapes.
This exhibition is printed as a series of framed pigment ink archival photographic images with a historic processes wet plate collodion orange smoky tint – a reference to the bushﬁres. It is contrasted with the classical timeless quality of two black and white images of how it was and how we want things to remain.
The exhibition is available for viewing online while the physical gallery space remains closed. Please enter the link below into your browser to view, allow time for it to download, and navigate using arrow keys.
To view the virtual gallery click here