Penumbra was Australian photographer Scott Perkins’ first exhibition at Michael Reid Sydney, debuting the artist’s finely distilled employment of abstract photography. Penumbra followed a series of successful exhibitions in New Zealand and was the first opportunity for Australian collectors to engage with Perkins’ reanimated treatment of the photographic craft.
Presented in three distinct modes, Scott Perkins’ images of unidentified landscapes have been captured in state of balance, occupying a space between light and dark. Brooding, atmospheric and technically imposing, Scott Perkins’ images thread a trio of presentation methods that add a dynamic viewing experience to each work of art.
In this exhibition, viewers were treated to impeccably presented lightbox photographs of bespoke design that transform their surrounding spaces. The artist’s use of Hanhnemule metallic paper add a complementary lustre to the surface of his mysterious still photograph images.