CONNECTIONS BLOG

CONNECTIONS
Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.

Opening night....

One week to go to the opening night of my exhibition, save the date.

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Join me for the opening of Longing on Mon 13 May from 6-8pm at the ArtHouse Hotel.

A big thank you to Lynda Howitt for designing my invites and to Head On for inviting me to be a part of the festival. Make sure you check it out. www.christianmushenko.com.

THE EXHIBITION: Longing references a quiet drama present in the photographs. They portray a light beyond darkness, a release into something beyond. Created without a lens, the images are not a ‘focussed’ view of the world, but a more basic response to light, and become abstract colour field images. This 'lack of focus' removes us from the actual subject in front of us. Instead it hints at the mysterious, often unclear vision of our futures, made up of our internal desires and a longing for what we don't have.

Be prepared to be inspired...

Headon1 Be sure to clear your schedule from the 17 May to the 23 June, for the annual Head On Festival. It's an exciting week in photography and you don't have to be a photography buff to enjoy it as there's an exhibition for everyone.

The diversity is so astounding its hard to know where to start, travel photography, portraits, landscapes, or perhaps the gender ambiguous characters in Beneath The Velvet Curtain, or 60 on the Road, which illustrates the stories behind the 60 Minutes' journalists and crew.   Maybe Nudes on Tap is more your thing or Elysium Antarctic Visual Epic with images of Antarctica. All I know is its going to be fantastic and I'm excited to be apart of it.

I hope to run into you there.

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All images are from the exhibitions listed on http://headon.com.au/events/all.