Memoire

Memoire

Justine Varga

Two Rooms
16 Putiki Street, Newton, Auckland

31 May - 6 July 2019

Preview Thursday 30 May 6-8pm

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

Justine Varga,  Abrasion,  2016

Justine Varga, Abrasion, 2016

Over the course of the previous decade artist Justine Varga has carved an award winning ouevre from her work with cameraless photography. Pushing the architecture of her image-making into a conceptual terrain more readily associated with sculpture, performance and drawing, Varga’s work emphasises themes of embodiment and duration. Drawn on, handled, scratched, spat on and weathered, Varga’s images offer an autobiographical witnessing of the world. More than mere residue, Memoire speaks to physical contact and an accumulative interplay of forces. Heat, action, duration and thought are brought into relation with human bodies, atmospheres and the chemical substrate of the photographic process itself.