30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: FIONA PARDINGTON

The  fantastic  thing  about  being  located  in  Wellington  is  that  there  is  always  a good  exhibition  on  somewhere.  The  vibrant  gallery  community  is  continuously evolving  and  30  Upstairs  is  a  huge  supporter  of  them  all.  Last  month,  one  of  the  aforementioned  spaces,  {Suite}  Gallery,  put  together  a  stunning  show of photography  by  Fiona  Pardington.

Pardington  has  been  exhibiting  internationally  for  three  decades  now  and  is  one  of  New  Zealands  most  celebrated  photographers.  Her  impressive  CV  reflects  her popularity  with  endless  awards  and  residencies.  She  is  dedicated  to  the  darkroom  and  is  most  well  known  for  her  incredible  toning  techniques.

Her  recent  exhibition  Flora, Fauna  was  greeted  with  much  acclaim.  The  show  itself  was  a  still  life  series  with  complex  compositions  in  her  signature  style.  The  clear  tonal  contrasts  in   Grandma’s Incense Burner & Dandelion Clocks  is  the  ultimate  exercise  in  chiaroscuro.  Half lit,  half  shadowed  the  image  gives  the  just  right  amount  of  information.  The  glistening  detail  of  the  embossed  incense  burner  plays  perfectly  next  to  the  misty  dandelion.  The  image  is  both  enchanting  and  haunting  pulling  together  all  the  elements  of  Fiona  Pardington’s  talents.

Please  remember  to  pop  into  the  office  next  time  you  are  at  30  Upstairs  and  have a  look.

Fiona Pardington

Grandma’s Incense Burner & Dandelion Clocks

Inkjet print on hahnemule cotton rag

Edition of 10

2012

Image from {Suite} Gallery, Flora, Fauna by Fiona Pardington

 

This entry was posted in 30 Upstairs Collection and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to 30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: FIONA PARDINGTON

  1. Pingback: 30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: Roger Boyce | 30Upstairs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s