Invitation: Bound to Stone - Opening Reception 03.10.18
Opening October 3rd, 6-9pm: 222 Rosslyn Gallery presents ‘Bound to Stone’ by artist Kane Alexander. Having exhibited locally and internationally over the past ten years this will be his first solo show encompassing photography, sculpture and installation.
Shot through the night in the Highlands of the Westfjords in Iceland, Bound to Stone centres on themes of loss and isolation contrasted with hope, and the harmony found in this intersection of emotion.
Each image immerses the viewer, creating an atmospheric energy through ambiguity, contrast of light and dark elements, and use of the naturally occurring weather and prolonged light during solstice.
“Maybe people will just experience emotions that they’ve felt before, that don’t necessarily have a name - especially tied to the experience of isolation or loss, when single emotions aren’t necessarily dominant. There can still be levels of hope and positive experience overlapping - your mind finds its own information in the areas that aren’t resolved, in the dark or obscured areas” – Kane Alexander.
For a long time his work has contained elements of these themes, Bound to Stone is the body of work that brings together the ideas and values that have continually informed his practice.
Opening night attendees will enjoy drinks from Four Pillars Gin and music by opera soprano Astrid Connelly with accompaniment by Jeremy Challender, Caity Brennan and Angus Barbary.
The exhibit will continue to run, open to the public 4th-14th October.
Wednesday to Sunday 12-5pm.
This exhibition is supported by Townhaus Melbourne Project, Four Pillars Gin & Australian Piano Warehouse. .