Exhibition: 6 February to 1 March, 2008
Deb Mansfield's work meditates on moments of transition. Bringing evidence of the exterior into interior settings she examines the point where dichotomy converges, the extraordinary result when disparate elements become more than the sum of parts. Formally too, Mansfield explores the meeting of disciplines, painting and photography, in a pairing that confounds their essential qualities. Her photographic prints have a timeless, painterly quality, while in contrast the photographic frieze produced by 'painting with light' is ethereal in its inevitable transience. In preparation for the exhibition liquid emulsion will be painted directly on the gallery wall, onto which the negative photographic motif of mangroves, the area where land dissolves into sea, will be projected leaving its positive mark.