MATT PALMER - SLIPPING IN TIME MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBITION
Film Construction Sydney director Matt Palmer is hosting a multi media exhibition in Surry Hills this month, at the China Heights Gallery in Foster Street.
Palmer is a veteran of the Australian and New Zealand advertising and film industry. In the early nineties, his background in painting and music video production gained him the attention of the film industry. Since then his mix of strong visuals combined with a simple, storytelling style, has earned him a range of awards and a steady stream of projects in Australia and overseas. In recent times Palmer has turned towards photography to bridge the gap between his painting and his film work. This is his third exhibition in Sydney. For more on Matt’s work visit - www.mattpalmer.com.au.
About the Exhibition
Palmer has created a series of suggestive characters and landscapes that create an imaginary past. Their ghost-like appearance and painterly image intrigues and invites us to reminisce about the places and people we may have met in fairytales or our dreams.
This new series by Matt Palmer is centred on his short film titled “Slipping in time”. The exhibition combines moving and still images to create a series of visual metaphors that set out to be both haunting and evocative. Says Palmer: “Stories and images exist to define the abstract parts of our lives that defy description. They set out to externalise, to paint a picture of the hidden. By playing with the line between dreams and reality I’m creating aspirations and desires that try to express what I imagine when I close my eyes. A series of feigned, affected experiences that are based on how life feels, much more than how it appears”.
Matt Palmer is exhibiting his collection of images at China Heights Gallery, Level 3, 18 – 28 Foster Street in Surry Hills, from 9 - 16 November 2007. For more details call Matt Palmer on 0411 875 294 or go to www.mattpalmer.com.au