EMI Art Project: Gorillagrams & Lucky Charms
This week we welcome some amazing new artworks to the EMI Art Project.
Currently on display in our Flinders Street facing windows, our mates at Upraw have brought us former sign writer-turned-artist, Unterfunter, with an installation he calls ‘BING, BANG, BOOM!’ (We couldn’t say it any louder than that).
The two pieces, individually titled ‘Sharp Shooter’ and ‘Gorillagram’, illustrate Unterfunter’s signatory quirky imagery, use of intense colours and tongue in cheek humour, which instantly demand attention.
But what we wanna know is… did the poor Gorilla make it?
In the other window, we step back in time to introduce the beautiful work by local vintographer Kirsten Spry. Vintography is the process of combining vintage photographic techniques to make contemporary images. The techniques Kirsten uses can be traced back to photography’s early beginnings, but she’s not a total purist; she also throws some technology into the mix by using a digital camera and digital darkroom (Photoshop) in some compositions.
The ‘Lucky Charm Cyanotypes’ series that we are very lucky to have on display here are sun prints that show two cyanotype images in one artwork. They have been created by coating the paper a second time after the first image is achieved. The first image used a lith photogram, and the second, a digital negative. The differences in the blue tone are due to variations in the strength of the sunlight on the days the images were made.
Swing past Flinders Street and be enthralled. On display now until mid November.