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"Even in the Quietest Moments: Cathryn McEwen"
2006-03-07 until 2006-03-26
“Even in the Quietest Moments” is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Cathryn McEwen, at the Washhouse Gallery in Sydney from March 7 to 26, 2006. Cathryn’s images of animals, chairs, and tightly cropped figures create an arresting and often emotional response from the viewer. We are witnessing and connecting with an intimate moment in time as in photographic imagery, but because the images are translated into paintings and drawings they have a “hyperreality” about them. There is a sense of humour in some, and a mystery in others. The “personalities” of inanimate objects and creatures emerge through clever cropping and distortion.
“I have always been interested in extending photographic imagery into a painted or drawn image and translated through a variety of media. Over the past 2 decades I have been exploring body language and movement in order to invite the viewer to relate to figures, animals and other subjects in a unique way. Close-ups combined with distorted perspective and tight cropping, allow for an intriguing deeper emotional connection with the subject.”
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