2 May – 20 May 2006: Caroline Kennedy – Snapshot


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Snapshot is an observation of daily rituals. It captures fragments of banality within the ways people interact in cities. These works depict moments and gestures that are intrinsically found in human nature.

Using plates of flat glass as her ‘canvas’, Kennedy has meticulously engraved snapshots of commonplace scenes. Drawing on the technology of the late renaissance, the scenes are created by a number of picture planes. The sheets are stacked together to create a multi dimensional diorama.  Snapshot  is a fragment of time caught on glass and shadowed onto the wall.


Kennedy has travelled extensively studying the movements of cities and their occupants. Snapshotcomprises scenes from Melbourne, Tokyo and more recently, scenes from a 2005 residency in Barcelona. This is Kennedy’s 10th solo exhibition.