Saturday, June 10, 2017

Australia: Black Eye Gallery is pleased to announce the June 2017 exhibition PHOTO - RETRO by George Schwarz

George Schwarz’s oeuvre goes beyond the genre of autobiography to touch on universal
themes of human experience- sex, death and the unconscious.

Schwarz’s PHOTO-RETRO exhibition challenges prevailing canons and histories of
Australian photography. Shown as a collection spanning over four decades, Schwarz’s
images operate as vehicles across the structures of time and memory. They resonate with
sensuality, pathos and humour.

Often at odds to prevailing tastes, Schwarz captures images in colour with painterly
complex compositions with a rich archaeological content. The collage of objects and
unexpected amalgamations of visual influences create surreal layers of meaning, blurring
the line between the real and symbolic, life and art.

“I would like you to absorb these images the same ways as you might listen in a concert,
giving ourselves to the sounds and images it creates before us. Experiences, emotions
and sensations (are) seldom used or half remembered. Let the images work on you.” –
George Schwarz, May 2017

Exhibition details – June 20 – July 2, 2017
Opening night- June 22, 6-8pm

More information: HERE
3/138 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia