Not the Archibald
13 January @ 9:00 am - 30 January @ 3:00 pm
Photographer John Kelly’s latest exhibition in Rachinger Gallery is a departure in subject matter. John is better known as an iconic photographer of Geelong’s landscapes, most recently creating large scale aerial views of the city. Now John has shifted focus to human subjects in an exhibition of portraits that that range from the face as a mirror of emotions to figures isolated in landscapes. From the impressionistic Into the Night to the minimalism of Promenade, John has created works that record intimate family moments, moments of introspection, and the isolation wrought by Covid.
In this show John has moved away from what he describes as “photographic purism”, to produced manipulated images that are at times monochromatic, at other times rendered with intense colour.
John’s work requires a focus on the individual image as a site of reflection and is an expression of the beauty to be found in the everyday.