Kaleidoscope – an exhibition of photographs from Katy Vetch
16 April 2014
Katy Vetch’s ‘Kaleidoscope’ will be on show at Embassy Tea Gallery 20-25 May. Kaleidoscope is a translation of a world explored through subconscious seeing, and the camera is used as a tool to reveal moments of ‘ordinary beauty’ captured within its format. The artist experiences the world through her journeys, the entangled branches in the woods behind her house, to a flight cabin high above the Indian Ocean. The camera acts as her passport into new terrains, that when back in her studio, the images discovered reveal themselves in unexpected ways.
Katy Vetch’s vision is all over the place, literally, and she uses the camera to convey her sensorial world. In Kaleidoscope the viewer is given access to a place that is quite contrary as it appears scattered yet seems to be within an ordered schedule. It is ultimately very beautiful and gentle yet through the mystery of the images, unsettling in its perspective. When pointed to the light and turned, the tiny mirrors reflect back colours and shapes of another realm that Katy Vetch shares with her viewer and restores wonder to a way of seeing.