Document Type

Creative Work

Publication Details

J. Redgate 2012 Jacky Redgate: The Logic of Vision Sydney Art Gallery of NSW 2 June to 9 September


This exhibition of works by Jacky Redgate from the Gallery’s collection surveys theartist’s creative trajectory from the 1980s until now.Suspended in tense moments of imprecision, Redgate’s body of work asks the viewerto question what things are and what they can be. In her hands, photographs appearas objects, objects look like sculptures, and sculptures are rendered invisible.Reflecting on the traditions of modernity in particular, Redgate enquires into thetechnological, scientific, philosophical and aesthetic ideas that we have inherited.While pulling these apart, she also demonstrates that there is a positive, poetic valuein such deconstruction, as can be seen in her seductively mysterious photograph Lightthrow (mirrors) #1 2009.