woomb is the culmination of a two-year photo documentary project, focusing on a personal and poetic vision of kenny's hometown toowoomba. the project acts as an elegy to his faded love for the town and its abundance of photogenic peculiarities. the images within woomb focus on toowoomba’s lived in spaces both public and private, found using a loose application of psychogeographical movement, where instinct and emotion are used to locate his scenes and subjects. in particular kenny was searching for scenes which best capture the complex ambiances found within toowoomba's sometimes conflicting mix of the regional and the suburban. the photographs span a variety of subjects from the gardens of the house proud, watchful pets, to abandoned pianos, semi-derelict industrial estates and incomprehensible protest signage. the exhibition consists of a selection of twenty large digital c-type colour prints. the photographs were taken using medium and large format film both for its resolving power and for the warmth, richness and colour depth modern film is capable of.
OPEN / wednesday the 25th of may through saturday the 11th of june 2016
Metro Arts exhibition space / level 2/109 edward street, brisbane
OPENING EVENT / 6pm through 8pm wednesday the 25th of may 2016
CRITICAL BRUNCH / 11am saturday the 11th of june 2016
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sean kenny is a brisbane based artist whose practice is concerned with the poetic potential that exists at the edges of everyday experience. kenny uses photography to document the often confusing aesthetics of the private and public spaces which we inhabit, looking for scenes and subjects which best convey a sense of the complex ambiances found within them. kenny utilises medium and large format film for its resolving power and tonal qualities, images and prints are large, lush and colourful, the seductive nature of these large, well realised prints encourages a greater engagement with the easily dismissed visual oddities that they portray.
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words by >>> ruth mcconchie