Kate Barker: Snapshots

Links Gallery: March 5 - April 11 2010


Kate Barker, Untitled (detail), 2009, acrylic on canvas

Photographs and memories are the theme of a powerful and mesmerising new exhibition in the Links Gallery. Snapshots presents new works by local emerging artist Kate Barker, a series of paintings and drawings that examine the complex relationship between the precision of photography and the blur of memory.

Kate Barker, whose work was featured in the prestigious 2009 National Graduate Show, Hatched, at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, has studied at the Australian National University and also appeared in exhibitions in Canberra and Newcastle. Snapshots is her first solo exhibition in her home town, and fittingly it features works that draw upon family photographs to evoke the nostalgia of personal histories.

Kate Barker's work in Snapshots is concerned with the transformation of the photograph, in an effort to overcome or reduce the power of photography to replace living, emotive memories with static and historical images. This transformation takes place through the process of painting. In each piece, several photographic images are combined and reworked, just as our memories can blend different incidents and events into a single recollection.


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When:     Saturday ,13 March 2:00 - 4:00pm
Where:    Links Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Cost:       Free