Layla Rudneva-Mackay

Yellow Curtain

Yellow Curtain by Layla Rudneva-Mackay

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At first glance, Layla Rudneva-Mackay’s photographs seem explicit – stones and velvet – but their hidden information exercises your curiosity. The fabric hides a body just visible around its edges. This almost-concealed body is sandwiched between the velvet curtain and gravel hills by the narrow depth

of field of the camera’s lens. The artist says her photographs construct incidents, catching moments between bodies and landscapes. This sense of theatre works on an intimate scale connecting the viewer and an absent subject. The latent drama

is rendered static through the photographic process, creating a minimal yet vivid outcome.

Title
Yellow Curtain
Artist/creator
Production date
2008
Medium
C-type photograph
Dimensions
1145 x 1145 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2008
Accession no
C2008/1/8/2
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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