LOCATION: Lithography Studio Gallery
OPENING DATE: Sunday, September 11, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Silent Revelations brings together a selection of 26 prints by Australian mezzotint artist Cleo Wilkinson made over the last 18 years. Evocative of the process of making mezzotints, Wilkinson’s subject matter delicately emerges from the darkest depths of tone on the plate revealing through shadow what appear to be isolated frames of an unknown story. Each piece illuminates an intimate moment captured in hushed silence, making the viewer a voyeur. The images and single-word titles taunt us like clues in a mystery, almost daring us to piece together a narrative that never quite reveals itself. These still frames encapsulate the gravity of an entire scene, conveying anticipation, tension, isolation, confrontation, elements that beg for context yet only exist as an asynchronous chronology, like torn pages from an unknown, discarded book. This opportunity to exhibit such a large number of Wilkinson’s prints within the same space provides a unique experience giving her body of work a boundary within which to tell its story, even if it is revealed a page at a time.