The Light Gallery will play host to Gavin Blake’s upcoming photographic exhibition, Immaculate Projections: Redux at 25, which was first shown in Australia 25 years ago.
Blake is one of Adelaide’s best-known photographers. He studied at the South Australian School of Art in the 1980s before completing his Masters of Fine Art in Delaware, and becoming the Department Chair of photography at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. In 1990 he returned home to Adelaide and, after coordinating various arts programs for other educational organisations, in May 1997 founded the Centre for Creative Photography, a successful private photographic school.
Immaculate Projections was one of Blake’s earliest installations. The pieces were created by projecting images of Blake’s family and friends onto icons and portraits from fine art and photography’s masters, aligning their features precisely, and photographing them in colour in evocative interiors, creating a surreal, subversive and otherworldly suite of works. The exhibition will be hung at the Centre for Creative Photography and open to the public between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, Saturday 10am ““ 2pm, from February 14 -24 March 2016. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 14 at 3pm, with an artist’s talk on Saturday, February 27 at 2pm. Visit the CCP site for more information.