WA Now – Gregory Pryor – Looking Glass
Address: Perth Cultural Centre
Date: 2 September 2017 - 15 January 2018
Time: 10am-5pm, Wed - Mon (closed Tue)
Call: +61 8 9492 6600
Looking Glass 2017 (detail)
watercolor, charcoal, Balga (Xanthorrhoea preissii) resin and glass on paper
1585 sheets, dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Pryor has worked with a team of student assistants to populate each sheet with a broad vocabulary of manual marks, first working the paper in veils of watercolour, before adding the fugitive and friable layers of charcoal. Finally, thousands of small glass beads are added into this matrix of wet and dry media, contributing a reflective element to the porous and absorbent black.
This new body of work aims to involve viewers in a profoundly moving encounter with one of the oldest exposed land masses on earth.