'My photographic work consists mostly of multiple images, in which the interaction between images is a major factor.' Pat Brassington 1998
The collected images in 'Cumulus analysis' recall the effect of dread. When the senses, especially touch and sight, are heightened by anxiety apparently simple images can become nightmarish. A witty and evocative dialogue takes place in 'Cumulus analysis' between images of sight and blindness, those of water and air, fish and human form. Encapsulated within a minimalist grid, which imposes order, the work in actuality enhances the tangential and the emotional.
photographic installation, 17 gelatin silver photographs
274.5 x 457.5 cm installed :
a-q - 17 photographs; 46 x 70 cm; each image
a-q - 17 photographs; 48.5 x 72 cm; each sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
© Pat Brassington
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Australian Perspecta 1989, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 May 1989–23 Jul 1989
Aberrant object, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Bulleen, 15 Mar 1994–15 May 1994
Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995
The Enigmatic Object, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Apr 1997–22 Jun 1997
Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Nov 2005–29 Jan 2006
Referenced in 4 publications
Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers
Judy Annear, The Enigmatic Object, Sydney, 1997.
Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn (Curators), Australian Perspecta 1989, Sydney, 1989, 18 (illus.), 19.
Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Women in the Contemporary Collection, Sydney, 1995, 15, 18.