Monday, July 5, 2010
memories of mountains
Collette Dane's exhibition 'Himalayan Annapurna' opened last week at Hand Held. Collete's finely hand-crafted, unique, fold out pop-up book-works reflect her time spent in the Himalaya's on recent travels. Obviously effected by the dramatic mountainscape and the stark contrasts of light and shadow, Collette's photographs are intensely colourful; her drawings subtle contrasts of white, grey and blue. Her book making is clever and unique with folding, layering, tearing and lighting suggesting distance and scale, shadow and light. The exhibition is evocative both of the Himalayan landscape but also of the intense impact that this place had on the artist.