All the way from London: Vicki Bennett & Peter Knight


We have new artists in our Nabi Gallery!

VICKI BENNETT

Under the name “People Like Us,” artist Vicki Bennett has been making work available via CD, DVD and vinyl releases, radio broadcasts, concert appearances, gallery exhibits and online streaming and distribution for 25 years. Since her first publication in 1992, Bennett has developed an immediately recognisable aesthetic repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. She sees sampling and appropriation as folk art sourced from the palette of contemporary media and technology, with all of the sharing and cross-referencing incumbent to a populist form. Embedded in her work is the premise that all is interconnected and that claiming ownership of an “original” or isolated concept is both preposterous and redundant.

Vicki’s digital collage prints are $50 unframed, $75 framed.

PETER KNIGHT

Inspired by the freedom and speed of digital photography, but wanting to make something object-based, the Polaroid process satisfied this objective, plus much more. Drawn to natural and urban landscapes, the photographing of architecture encompasses history, human endeavour and achievement.

Quite often the pictures are devoid of people but the architecture speaks of a human presence. Polaroids (especially negatives that can be produced from some Polaroid film) have a timeless quality – nuances of a historical photographic process which allows the subject to be looked at minus the trappings and associations of a particular point in history, which can enhance one’s focus on the actual content.

Peter’s polaroid prints are $75 unframed with a mount, $100 framed.

Come see their works now through the end of September!

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