18th June – 4th July, 2015
Savina Hopkins continues her exploration of interpersonal dynamics and the workings of the psyche within the context of portraiture with Persona Obscura. These works are collage based portraits using adhesive dressings (‘band-aids’) on photographic studio portrait postcards dating from 1910 to 1930.
“Darkness aside, there is also humour in a portrait made using a material that mends playground wounds and minor kitchen casualties. When expecting a face yet finding a chimera, the viewer is jostled between their expectations and reality.” Laura Skerlj (excerpt from catalogue essay)