Roberta Thorn­ley — Roberta Thorn­ley

Pah Home­stead, TSB Bank Wal­lace Arts Cen­tre

New Zealand D-Photo - - WHAT’S ON | 2018 AUCKLAND FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY -

In 2017, Roberta Thorn­ley was awarded the Marti Fried­lan­der Pho­to­graphic Award by the Arts Foun­da­tion of New Zealand. As recog­ni­tion, this ex­hi­bi­tion presents some key themes in Thorn­ley’s work trac­ing ten years of prac­tice. Por­trai­ture is a re­cur­ring mo­tif, with her sub­jects ex­hibit­ing their own psy­ches. Still life, do­mes­tic scenes, and drap­ery are en­veloped in deep tonal­ity and sub­dued light­ing. Land­scapes have the ap­pear­ance of first light or dusk, high­lights cap­tured within shadow. The pho­to­graphs in this ex­hi­bi­tion are se­lected from the Wal­lace Arts Trust Col­lec­tion, the Auck­land Fes­ti­val of Pho­tog­ra­phy Col­lec­tion (2011 An­nual Com­mis­sion) and the Tim Melville Gallery.

ROBERTA THORN­LEY, SEAN, 2010, ARCHIVAL PIG­MENT INK PHO­TO­GRAPH ON ILFORD GA­LERIE GOLD FI­BRE SILK PA­PER, MOUNTED ON ALU­MINIUM, 865MM X 605MM, COUR­TESY THE ARTIST AND TIM MELVILLE GALLERY

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