ELAINE CAMPANER
24 APRIL – 18 MAY 2019

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Elaine Campaner photographs transient dioramas of found objects. She plays with the spatial relationships between objects, discovering evocative connections, visual illusions and conceptual complexity. This exhibition represents certain types of environmental and political imagery that ‘seeps’ into the artist’s domestic life. Potent symbols and forms re-emerge in the miniature world of everyday things: control towers in coffee pots, cooling towers in saltshakers. Campaner compares her photography to painting, explaining that the object merely replaces the brush. Her eye and imaginative powers are focused on the formal qualities and metaphorical possibilities of objects, and the ways in which they might interact ‘to make an image with its own internal visual coherence and narrative.’

Campaner studied at the Sydney College of the Arts and graduated with Honours in 1999. She has held several solo shows in Sydney and New Zealand. Selected group shows include Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 2015;Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections, touring exhibition, 2014;Object-shift, Objectspace, Auckland, 2014; Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2012-2013; Home Sweet Home: The Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Australia, 2003.

Campaner is represented in the collections of Art Bank, Art Gallery of NSW, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Group Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, National Gallery of Australia, NRMA, Sydney City Council, University of Sydney, University of Wollongong and Hawkesbury One Collective.

ELAINE CAMPANER  Contemporary Chapel (Sunday school Camp 1978): Prius,toy-light fitting, blu-tac, miniature goblet, matchsticks,embroidery thread paper)  2017-2019 pigment Inks on 100% cotton rag 83 × 55 cm (edition of 3)

ELAINE CAMPANER
Contemporary Chapel (Sunday school Camp 1978): Prius,toy-light fitting, blu-tac, miniature goblet, matchsticks,embroidery thread paper)
2017-2019
pigment Inks on 100% cotton rag
83 × 55 cm (edition of 3)

ELAINE CAMPANER  Contemporary Gallery Space (Homage to Louise Bourgeois; Lamb bone, plasticene, constructed gallery space)  2019 pigment Inks on 100% cotton rag 83 × 55 cm (edition of 3)

ELAINE CAMPANER
Contemporary Gallery Space (Homage to Louise Bourgeois; Lamb bone, plasticene, constructed gallery space) 2019
pigment Inks on 100% cotton rag
83 × 55 cm (edition of 3)

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