Potentially Symbolic Objects
Etchings by Ross Woodrow
- Opening Night: Friday 8 September 2023 | 6pm
Potentially Symbolic Objects places the process of etching in a broader contemporary context where digital images are now predominant, and a shared symbolic vocabulary, outside of popular culture, is elusive. The display of large contemporary etchings of domestic objects by Ross Woodrow includes a single historical example by Piranesi of a richly symbolic imaginary chair and vase created about 250 years ago. This strategy makes obvious the contrasting audience expectations of a subject for an etching, but it also triggers deep resonant connections, offering a glimpse into how etching continues to evolve and resonate within the ever-changing creative landscape.