Cherine Fahd, Looking Glass, Rotorua, Lamda print on metallic paper, 90 x 118cm, Looking Glass exhibition, Gitte Weise Gallery May 18-July 2. Courtesy of the artist and Gitte Weise Gallery.
Fahd’s large and lush images printed on metallic paper reveal new dimensions between spatial planes. In her catalogue essay, she writes: "Maybe it was simply the reality of seeing things through a zoom lens; everything appearing closer and nearer. A stranger in the distance is suddenly within reach. Their humanity, like your own, visible. And contained in their expressions, their slightest movement, their actions, their looking, are the infinitesimal clues to what it means to be here–in the world."
Cherine Fahd was the winner of the 2004 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Photography Award. Her solo exhibition, The Chosen, will be featured at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, June 10-July 17. Cherine Fahd is represented by Gitte Weise Gallery. See the interview with Gitte Weise, page 4.