‘Skye Wagner: Opacity Shift’ at UNSW Galleries
Skye Wagner’s photographs explore the circulation and digital malleability of contemporary images. Made from physical objects and printed imagery, they mix vernacular photographic tropes, commodity goods and cultural fragments. The original images and objects are released from their prescribed function and become part of an unruly network that moves throughout works in the exhibition. Animals, food, body parts and consumer products all form incongruous relations. In this mix, things appear out of control, on the verge of becoming something else, and wanting to escape the confines of the frame.