EVIDENCE
This solo exhibition ran from 31st Oct - 22 Nov 2012 at ArtHere in Sydney and from July 24th - 17 August 2013 at Edmund Pearce Gallery in Melbourne. The selection of images is a distillation of much of my work from 2010-2012.

It gained much publicity including a write up in The Melbourne Age and Critics' Choice for Art in The Sydney Morning Herald.



Artist Statement:

This series of images continues my exploration of anthropogenic, post-natural landscapes - the constant state of flux that exists around us. In essence, I discover places I never knew existed and document evidence of surreal relationships between humans and their natural and man-made surroundings.

There is evidence of extreme alteration of the land, co-existence with nature, subversion of man-made environments and of nature’s retaliation.

The question can be asked - what is natural? Is it natural for humans to shape their surroundings? Is a pile of unearthed coal natural? Is a playground natural? This exhibition portrays all these aspects of the world as natural.

It was important to evaluate each scene without pre-conception, documenting with impartiality. I studied the evidence before me without drawing conclusions as to what has been, or what is to come.

Prints are pigment ink on archival cotton rag. Image size 55x44cm with a 5cm border. Editions of 5. Larger prints available on request.
Edmund Pearce
ArtHere, Sydney