EXHIBITIONS / Genevieve Swifte - She Is Always Beautiful

13.10.2011 to 12.11.2011

Arising from a residency at the Upernavik Museum, Northwest Greenland, Genevieve Swifte’s exhibition, She Is Always Beautiful, will feature black and white photographs of the icy vistas of the Arctic as well as exquisitely detailed graphite drawings.

 

‘Delicate drawings in graphite allow ice, transience and immensity to spill beyond the frame of the photograph. Horizons vanish, water and sky stretch toward nothingness and traces of human life are instilled with the mutability of this place, as though our presence merely grazes the stone as clouds obscure the sky. The horizon takes on a mesmeric quality, gently pulling the eye then retreating beyond the certainty of photography.’ (Genevieve Swifte)

Allorneq, To Step, 2 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

Allorneq, To Step, 2  2010

Genevieve Swifte

pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

17 x 17cm matted to 42 x 59cm, archival print, edition of 10

Upernavik 3 2011 by Genevieve Swifte

Upernavik 3  2011

Genevieve Swifte

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Allorneq, To Step, 1 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

Allorneq, To Step, 1  2010

Genevieve Swifte

pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

17 x 17cm matted to 42 x 59cm, archival print, edition of 10

She Is Always Beautiful 1 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

She Is Always Beautiful 1  2010

Genevieve Swifte

pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

17 x 17cm matted to 42 x 59cm, archival print, edition of 10

She Is Always Beautiful 5 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

She Is Always Beautiful 5  2010

Genevieve Swifte

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Ilulissat 2011 by Genevieve Swifte

Ilulissat  2011

Genevieve Swifte

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Upernavik 2 2011 by Genevieve Swifte

Upernavik 2  2011

Genevieve Swifte

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Upernavik 1 2011 by Genevieve Swifte

Upernavik 1  2011

Genevieve Swifte

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Sila 04 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

Sila 04  2010

Genevieve Swifte

pigment print on hahnemuhle

25 x 37cm matted to 42 x 59cm, archival print, edition of 10

Tooth 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

Tooth  2010

Genevieve Swifte

pigment print on hahnemuhle

37 x 25cm matted to 59 x 42cm, archival print, edition of 10