Exhibition: In The Shadow Of Change by Claudia Terstappen
Monash Gallery Of Art
MGA, Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, Victoria
Until January 26 2014
Claudia Terstappen is among the most travelled artists. Her photography spans many continents, wherever there are unspoiled places that suggest a relationship to indigenous cultures.
Terstappen’s exhibition at the MGA reveals a 30-year project, much of which has been in black and white. Even though there are never any people in her images, her topography is also a sociology. Each vista depicts something holy to an earlier or parallel civilisation, as with her series of sacred mountains, those eminences where you might imagine readier communion with the gods.