Memory Card installed at Stala Contemporary, November 2022. Image courtesy of Duncan Wright.
Exploring the simultaneous pleasure and problem of excessive image accumulation, Memory Card is a series of oil paintings responding to the artist's own digital hoard of travel photos, taken on a Nikon D70 camera between 2010 and 2014. Of these ~11,400 JPEGs, the exhibition features a minute sample reproduced as painted landscapes, portraits and interiors from abroad - captured at a time when DSLR cameras were the primary tool of travel photography with the practice having not yet transitioned to smartphones.
MemoryCard offers viewers an intriguing set of paintings of disparate subjects, small worlds that can only be connected by undisclosed personal narratives of the artist traveling in her late teens and early 20s. Exhibited together, the various subjects offer a multifaceted portrait, one view of life and its accumulated imagery.