bulletproofglass #8, 2002
Type C photograph
70 x 114 cm – image
signed, dated, titled and numbered ‘Rosemary Laing/bulletproofglass #8/13/15 2002’ (on the reverse)
Originally trained as a painter, Laing constructs zones of nature and artifice, rendering the scenes photographically to create images that reflect on humankind's complex relationship to the natural environment. Internationally recognised as one of Australia's leading contemporary photo-based artists, Laing is the subject of a new monograph published by Prestel, New York in 2012. Written by Abigail Solomon-Godeau, the book offers a comprehensive survey of the artist's career-long exploration and reinvention of landscape photography.
Rosemary Laing was born in Brisbane in 1959, but has lived in Sydney for the past few decades. She has participated in various international biennials, including the Biennale of Sydney in 2008; Venice Biennale in 2007; Busan Biennale in 2004 and, the Istanbul Biennial in 1995. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney staged a major survey of her work in 2005, and a year later the show travelled to Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense in Denmark. She has received several awards and grants, including the 1999 National Photographic Award and several Faculty Research Grants from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales where she was a lecturer for a number of years. Rosemary Laing is represented in Australia by Tolarno Galleries and in New York by Galerie Lelong. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections in Australia and internationally. Rosemary Laing is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Acquired from the above in 2005
This work was exhibited in:
The unquiet landscapes of Rosemary Laing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 23 March-5 June 2005
Another from the edition was illustrated in:
V Webb, The unquiet landscapes of Rosemary Laing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2005, illus. p.57
Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Rosemary Laing, Piper Press, Sydney, 2012, illus. p.117