Melanie Kung

Empathy and Abstraction

//Opening Wednesday 18 May, 6pm

// Thursday 19 May – Saturday 4 June 2016

Empathy and Abstraction presents an iteration of a body of work that began with the idea of starting a collection — an interest in the greatness of the mundanity involved in this process of accumulation which is an easy-going, on-going, everyday activity. The resulting images are traces of a series of moments – moments of quiet that are not typically looked forward to or remembered but nevertheless form a technical calendar. The images have been conditioned to form an index in abstraction, tracing the distance from the moments themselves. This intangible distance offers the potential for the abstract dimensions of all things to surface and be cared for.