Unseen uses conceptual photography to depict the experiences of struggle by a group of participants. Suzie Larke uses constructed imagery, digitally stitching photographs together so that they present as a single, untampered image. Using this “magical realism” to transform pictures that take every day and skew it, she creates images that interpret the subjective experience of mental health struggles. This project aims to help people express their experiences through conceptual photography. It aims to increase awareness and conversation about mental health and unite us in the knowledge that everyone goes through – and can overcome – struggle.
About Suzie Larke
Suzie Larke is a visual artist and photographer based in Cardiff, Wales. Graduating with a degree in photography in 2002, she’s since worked internationally as a commercial and portrait photographer. Her fine art photography explores identity, emotion and mental health themes. Larke is interested in representing an internal state rather than capturing a moment in time. She creates images that challenge our notion of reality by combining photographs to create an image that defies logic.
Larke has exhibited in galleries and museums like the Southbank Centre and Hayward Gallery, and she has also been featured in articles for The Guardian and Forbes.
- This exhibit is located outdoors at the Harbourfront Centre Parking Pavilion and indoors in the south corridor of the main building. Both areas are wheelchair accessible.
- Audio Description, including the artist bio, artist statement and image description, will be available on-site via QR code. Volunteers will be available to assist with QR code access during building hours. A smartphone and headphones are required for QR code scanning. A limited number of devices will be available for guests to borrow if needed.
- A braille book will be available with information about the exhibit. Braille books and borrowed equipment for Audio Description access can be picked up at the Information Desk in the Main Building lobby during gallery hours.
- Meet the Artist on Saturday, April 23 from 1-3pm. An ASL interpreter will be available during this time.
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