Portraiture in Black and White

From Tue 18 January 2022
Until Sat 26 February 2022
Community Exhibition
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
01/18/2022 10:00am 02/26/2022 4:00pm Portraiture in Black and White ‘Portraiture in Black and White’ is a community exhibition featuring work by 3 artists who omit colour from their palette to create portraits rich in tonal complexity, drama, intimacy and mystery. Through detailed studies, Sue-Ann Roll captures Boroondara locals frozen in a moment, where a single look reveals a glimpse of their inner nature. The ethereal photographs of Ali Choudhry explore the relationship between time and the human form, to capture fleeting impressions of their subject. Irene Henning’s drawings employ dramatic tonal effects, close-up compositions and bold lighting to breathe life into her subjects and draw in the viewer.  ‘Portraiture in Black and White’ highlights the limitless potential of a muted palette and reveals our timeless preoccupation with seeing the world through a monochromatic lens. While meaning is understood through stark, non-negotiable shades of black and white, it is the tonal variations between that provide depth and emotion. Image: Sue-Ann Roll, ‘Lockdown’, 2021, graphite on Bristol paper, 44.5 x 58 cm. Image courtesy of the artist. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

‘Portraiture in Black and White’ is a community exhibition featuring work by 3 artists who omit colour from their palette to create portraits rich in tonal complexity, drama, intimacy and mystery.

Through detailed studies, Sue-Ann Roll captures Boroondara locals frozen in a moment, where a single look reveals a glimpse of their inner nature.

The ethereal photographs of Ali Choudhry explore the relationship between time and the human form, to capture fleeting impressions of their subject.

Irene Henning’s drawings employ dramatic tonal effects, close-up compositions and bold lighting to breathe life into her subjects and draw in the viewer. 

‘Portraiture in Black and White’ highlights the limitless potential of a muted palette and reveals our timeless preoccupation with seeing the world through a monochromatic lens. While meaning is understood through stark, non-negotiable shades of black and white, it is the tonal variations between that provide depth and emotion.

Image: Sue-Ann Roll, ‘Lockdown’, 2021, graphite on Bristol paper, 44.5 x 58 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
Category
Visual Arts