Upcoming Exhibitions

Sand and Stone on Display

Ben Lombardi - Photographic Exhibition

Monday 25 February – Friday 8 March 2019
Open weekdays 10am – 4pm | Free entry

Opening night Wed 27 February, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

The Gordon Gallery
C Building, Geelong Campus – Cnr Fenwick Street & Gordon Avenue
(Ramp access via Fenwick St courtyard)

A note from the artist: 

Sand and Stone on Display is my sixth solo exhibition and second exhibition at The Gordon Gallery.

I created the 43 photographic artworks from digital images taken on a 2018 trip north to Broadbeach and Noosa. I walked the beaches and found inspiration from the intricate patterns offered by sand, stone, shells and water. Returning home, I combined the images with graphic elements in various symmetrical and triptych arrangements. My final compositions emphasise the innate beauty of natural beach materials and their shaping by the sea. 

This exhibition draws on my early teaching experience of photography and my later teaching experience of graphic design. I applied a range of computer programs to enhance the images with mirror symmetries and graphic elements. The final images present levels of interpretations with simple and evocative themes. By contrast their titles derive from the photographic metadata of place, date and time. I took the photographs with the sun rising which provided a low angle of light. That strategy allowed me to explore the basic colours and textures of simple and subtle beach material. 

I am selling each artwork as a unique one-off print. 

My evolution from traditional printmaking to my current use of digital imagery can be clearly traced through my collected artworks. 

Visit the lombardiartworks.com website to see this evolution from past to present.

Ben Lombardi.

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