Dissociation - Alex Bond

Alex Bond. 7 March - 12 April 2015

7 March to 12 April 2015
Official Opening: Friday, 6 March 2015

Alex Bond frequents the trails and woodlands of the Canning River Regional Park daily. For several years he has photographed within the park. Using a wooden field camera, sheet film and traditional darkroom processes, Bond creates a photographic essay of the visually alluring elements he finds. But all is not well within the city park. There is land degradation and a stagnating river system. Bond struggles with the internal conflict of portraying beauty within a declining environment and asks viewers the question: Is beauty so close to our homes and work not worthy of our consciousness and appreciation?