JAGGED EDGE – the innate cruelty, power and beauty of Europe’s Greatest Cities captured and interpreted by photographic artist, Alison Stieven-Taylor
Select framed and mounted images from the “Jagged Edge” collection are on exhibition at the Port Art Gallery March 1 -26. “Jagged Edge” forms part of the exhibition FUSION which combines the work of three Melbourne women – Jennifer Webb, Nina Bove (painting), and Alison Stieven-Taylor (photography) – capturing the essence of worlds traveled, from South America, to Hong Kong, Prague and Budapest, in their art works.
Alison Stieven-Taylor: The collection of photographic art on show during Fusion is from Alison Stieven-Taylor’s collection “Jagged Edge”. The work communicates the artist’s impressions of some of Europe’s most famous cities – their vibrancy, diversity, quietness and innate cruelty and power are captured in a stunning series of images shot in Budapest, Prague, Roma, Firenze, Paris and Barcelona.
An author, magazine editor and photographic artist, Alison brings her own distinct perspective into the works she creates which are original photographs shot on film, scanned, digitally manipulated and printed on a large format printer on photographic paper. Of her work she says, “I love to shoot on film. Film makes you think about the shot, give it the consideration it deserves before you compose and shoot. The digital element is where creative freedom is born. The original photo becomes a string of emotions creating a story that is clearly communicated in the image. As a writer I am intrigued by words. With photography however, there is no need for words and that is intriguing in itself.”
FUSION: Universal Rhythms in Art – an exhibition by three artists whose work is uniquely influenced by individual world travels.
A truly startling visual experience, FUSION will transport you on an exotic journey of the soul. Connected through primal rhythms these artworks portray a rich, cultural landscape across nations. Boldly individual, passionate and alive, FUSION will awaken your inner rhythm.
Port Art Gallery 384 Bay Street Port Melbourne (opposite the Town Hall)
General Opening all welcome: Saturday 4th March 2-4pm. Music, sausage sizzle, wine and good cheer. Celebrate your life through art!