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by Geoff Jaeger
posted 12/09/2014

Schism

The Divide Between Us - Paula Broom

The Divide Between Us – Paula Broom

Mobile Photographer and Digital Artist, Paula Broom, is “intrigued by how, as humans, we fit, live and play in our constructed environments, especially when research so obviously points to a need – psychologically and aesthetically – for nature in our lives.”

In her exhibition, Schism, Paula goes ‘inside out’ to visually explore the relationship we have with our natural and constructed environments.

In these 24 images, she “attempts to seek what is both intriguing and striking in the mundane streets of our cities, while highlighting the increasing disconnection and isolation we find in our contemporary urban lives.”

The Rainbow Bee-Eater - Paula Broom

The Rainbow Bee-Eater – Paula Broom

There’s both a Schism of purpose and art practice in this exhibition.

“My coloured digital blends are complex, layered images featuring children, isolated and alone in landscapes, cityscapes or against a backdrop of nothing, with superimposed insects, mammals or birds. They’re also reminiscent of prints, screen prints in this case, yet their similarity to the black and white work ends there.

“For me, the Schism is the difference between perceived and actual reality: the perceived reality that everything seems well in this world, represented by the black and white work, versus the reality that the Earth’s natural systems are in serious decline, and we are heading for trouble – alluded to in the coloured works.”

Converge - Paula Broom

Converge – Paula Broom

 

Gallery Mercure

 03 – 28 September

Mercure Sydney, Potts Point
Level 2, 226 Victoria Street

Directly above Kings Cross station

 

Gallery Mercure proudly supports
The Wayside Chapel

Open 7 Days : 8am – 8pm

 

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