Waratah Lahy

13 April to 9 May

Brenda May Gallery

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My current work explores the act of looking: looking at people and the things that they look at. I am fascinated by the changes in physical demeanour, gesture and posture that occur when people look at someone or something of obvious interest to them.

I am particularly interested in moments where a physical change is wrought through the mediated gaze of the camera, especially when people let their cameras capture an experience for them and their bodies twist and contort to capture the perfect shot. These moments of change are fleeting and I, in turn, use my camera to record them.

The painted images I create from these observations retain their photographic influence whilst at the same time suggesting a clearly altered space.

Waratah Lahy, 2010



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