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Review: Elizabeth Sunday at Throckmorton Fine Art

Posted By Administration, Sunday, June 16, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013


Through July 8, 2013

"Mirror photography is much more than photographing a reflection, it produces a visual alchemy that combines the physical world with that of the great mystery….and captures some element that remains hidden in straight photography." - Elizabeth Sunday


For over 25 years Elizabeth Sunday has found inspiration in Africa. This primal place and its people have been Sunday's subjects, and she has traveled and lived among original peoples from the hunter-gatherers of the Congo Basin to the nomadic tribes of the Sahara Desert. The elemental and the sublime meet in her work. Sunday is known to use mirrors to see and capture her subjects. This approach does more than beautify and mystify her subjects; it borrows on both western and indigenous traditions of elongation, a practice which for both is a known archetype for the unconscious. Subjects indeed seem elegant, graceful, and statuesque. These beautiful frames are enchanting apparitions- there is something tangible, and yet something remains out of our reach. There is heroism and intrigue, drama and stability to works where figures float and rise in idyllic plains.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit Throckmorton Fine Art

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