Cities always seem to hover between mundane squalor and the vibrancy of action. Artist Penelope Cain explores theinherent images that occur in the crossover between landscape and consumption.
Caintakes as her starting point an intentional collapse of views of the built city into those of nature and the sublime, in a search for a line of partial redemption between landscape, beauty, consumption and the modern city. Cutting lines through meticulous drawings, the works consist of two images that contend for primacy at the surface of the paper, reflecting the tensions that exist in how we perceive our built environment.
Superdry And Other Panoramasis showing at MOP Gallery in Chippendale, from Thursday July 23 – Sunday August 17.