In the Dark we are without her Empress Light

In the Dark we are without her Empress Light

Hayley Theyers

Black Asterisk Gallery
10 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

31 May - 19 June 2019

Opening Friday 31st May 5.30pm

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

Hayley Theyers has an innate talent with her craft, especially creating drama and melodrama and classical compositions. Her dreamlike compositions often bring mortality to the mind of the viewer. Taking the repertoire of the fashion editorial, Theyers photography uncannily transforms it to produce chilling, yet beautiful works.

Hayley Thayers:  Agnes , 2018. Archival pigment print on Ilford stock, 410 x 560 mm

Hayley Thayers: Agnes, 2018. Archival pigment print on Ilford stock, 410 x 560 mm

"Fairy tales can carry either patriarchal or matriarchal messages, depending on how they are read. Characters such as over-inquisitive children and witches warn us at first but later become role models that explain our lives as women. A common theme in fairy tales is the woman or girl bound by a spell, trapped in a tower or lost in the forest; either awaiting rescue by the male, being saved by her own wits, or living forever as an outcast, accumulating knowledge and power – the manifestation of the Witch...

My life had turned into a tale from the Brothers Grimm. The psychological inner world with its dreams and myths is as real as the outer world." - Hayley Theyers

Image supplied: Agnes, 2018. Archival pigment print on Ilford stock, 410 x 560 mm