Exhibition review: Transcendental – Pavlova, Berlin
until 1 November 2014
Galerie Pavlova was established last year by Michael Dooney as a platform for Australian and New Zealand contemporary photography in Europe. The focus of the gallery is on artists who are established in the Trans-Tasman region, and are seeking an overseas profile. In the future the gallery would like to establish itself as a forum for cultural exchange between Berlin and the Australian & New Zealand artistic community.
The current exhibition is a group show Transcendental, featuring work by Jacqueline Ball, Michael Corridore, Tara Gilbee, Isobel Parer Philip and Kate Robertson, who has recently featured in The Photograph Explained and in interview in this blog.
For this exhibition Transcendental is taken as meaning abstract or metaphysical.
Galerie Pavlova is situated in a thriving arts prescient in Berlin, the small down stairs gallery has been beautifully hung with the works of the five photographers. Kate Robertson’s hand made and framed silver gelatin prints command one wall and look impressive. The large digital prints of Jacqeline Ball and Tara Gilbee also demand attention.
It’s a great exhibition and Michael Dooney deserves congratulations on his impressive efforts in getting Galerie Pavlova up and running.