The Colour of Anxiety

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Mar 28 2020 - Apr 23 2020

colour of anxiety by eric schusser

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.

Melanie at Eade Gallery remains available via phone / email to discuss purchase options.

Eric Schusser
March 2020

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