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Peter Garnick - Constructive Ragpickings

3 February 2009 - 4 May 2009

Sofitel Melbourne

Presented in collaboration with OzLink Entertainment and Blacksphere Fine Art.

CONSTRUCTIVE RAGPICKINGS
Photographs by Peter Garnick

This exhibition captures imagery of found arrangements of colourful and textured building materials from the building site which is now the Royal Women’s Hospital.

The resulting artwork presents an alternative and creative view of the man-made environment by revealing some of its inconspicuous elegance.

The visual deceptions of form and scale turn the images of an unpopulated construction site into remarkable, scaleless landscapes that dance and march in repetition and rhythm.

Garnick’s images are very beautiful, most of them work wonderfully as highly formal abstractions revealing his awareness of and allegiances to modern visual culture

Boston-born Peter Garnick has been a photographer for nearly 40 years. His work has been exhibited overseas and in Australia, and he is represented in public, private and corporate collections in the USA, the UK and in Australia. Peter has been a finalist in a number of art competitions around Australia, and in 2008 was the winner of the Melbourne-based "Touch of Red" Competition. Some of the imagery from "Constructive Ragpickings" appears in a book of his photography recently released by Melbourne University Publishing entitled "Transition: 150 years of the Royal Women's Hospital."