David Rosendale turns his lens on Vic's Falls Creek for new exhibition
Melbourne photographer David Rosendale’s latest exhibition at The Fox Gallery is a breathtaking look at what’s beyond the built environments of Falls Creek.
What does nature look like when we’re not watching? Rosendale takes the path less traveled, revealing a metamorphic landscape that lies beyond the famous ski resorts of Victoria’s Alpine region.
An extensive 12-month exploration, The Fall 2017-2018 observes the fascinations of seasonal change in a tumultuous environment that is rarely seen by human footprints seeking sport and adventure. “There’s a certainty and purpose in the inevitability of the seasons. It’s an experience over time that’s difficult to truly appreciate as temporary tourists to the landscape,” says Rosendale.
Rosendale’s work is minimalist, monumental, patient, precise and breathtaking. With his sincere admiration for the formidable beauty of Falls Creek, Rosendale hopes to activate a conversation of respect for our natural and built environments.
The Fall 2017-2018 is the latest installation in Rosendale’s body of work that elevates the medium’s role as observer. In opposition to social media that sees photography as instant and throw-away, Rosendale’s style is a direct response and desire for enduring works and commentary on the world inhabited.
11 August – 2 September, 2018
Thurs & Fri 11am-6pm
Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
About David Rosendale
David Rosendale is a Melbourne-based photographer. His work has been featured by major domestic & international brands, and featured in prestigious publications and awards such as the Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize. Rosendale was the 2017 recipient of Falls Creek Artist in Residency Grant, and works created during The Fall were semi-finalist in the Moran Contemporary Photography Prize.