Carl Warner
untitled 1996/1997
from the series 'Detritus'
75 x 74 cm
toned silver bromide photograph

12 May – 23 July 2006

Brisbane artist Carl Warner uses the camera to record the detail he observes in the urban, industrial and natural environment, but does so in a way which renders this surface reality abstract. As curator Dr Sally Butler writes in a major publication to be launched with this exhibition, Warner ‘works the surfaces of objects, framing a language out of overlooked details and transforming commonplace space into [a space of] exceptional insight’. Warner’s works induce us, Butler says, to ‘hallucinate reality’.

Sensing the surface is the first major survey of Carl Warner's work.

Curator: Dr Sally Butler