OUT OF THE SHADOWS figurative sculpture and photography

Bill HENSON 'Untitled (1994-95) [CL SH100 N10]' 1994-95 Type C photograph Presented by the Newcastle Region Art Gallery Foundation 2004
22 January - 6 March 2011
In this exhibition we combine works by two artists - a sculptor and a photographer – Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and Bill Henson (born 1955) both at the peak of their careers albeit over a century apart. Out of the shadows explores the emergence and depiction of the human form through dramatic use of light and shade. We see the human form evolve from deep gouges made into the clay, from which the bronze was cast, and also from the brooding, festering landscapes in which young naked forms play out an almost sinister drama before the camera.


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill