Beyond the Void
27 September - 9 October 2016
10 am - 5 pm daily, with late opening until 7.30 pm on Monday 3 and Thursday 6 October
Opening View: Tuesday 27 September, 6 - 8 pm
Informal Gallery Talk: Saturday 1 October, 11.30 am
In her 6th solo exhibition at Harbour House, Maureen Douglas-Green, presents a new and varied body of photographs from her unique point of view: the nude, landscape and architecture are strong themes. Her fascination with water continues, and Fast Rabbit Farm, near Dartmouth, is the source of much of her botanical work and macro photography.
Since her last show in 2014, determined not to allow arthritis to prevent her from furthering her interest in photography, Maureen has replaced all of her photographic equipment with lightweight Panasonic cameras and Leica lenses, and a Sony RX100, a relatively tiny but powerful and portable camera.
This has meant such steep learning curves, researching, changing techniques, attitudes, and appreciating the enormous technological advances that have been made in the last few years.
I have also had to seriously question the direction that I wish my work to follow, and the realisation that photography does not exist unless you can see it hit me fairly hard. I now have 10 full hard drives full of images… a frightening number of images. Who can see them without access to electronic equipment and electricity? No-one. I therefore decided to develop my printing skills to a greater degree, producing smaller but perfect fine art prints of my special images, so that they can be seen at any time, handled and appreciated. The challenge of matching an image to the paper type has also inspired me. Hand-made books are becoming more viable to showcase the range and varied subject areas that fascinate me, and the knowledge that every print is produced especially for the purchaser and is not batch printed has started to become a feature of my work.