Ida Jaroš and Bette Mifsud: Shifting Screens
24 June – 13 August
Shifting Screens is a sublime collaboration between artists Ida Jaroš and Dr Bette Mifsud containing over 60 urban and rural landscapes photographed from moving vehicles. This mesmerising exhibition engages with the fleeting nature of human life, and the navigation of its uncertain terrains.
Ida Jaroš’ Commuter series are influenced by Expressionism and central European fairy tales. Her layered, impalpable, and disconcerting urban landscapes contain transparent distortions and reflections. The dark undertones suggest complex human emotions, while portraying the rush of civilisation.
Bette Mifsud’s Breathing Rain collection is born from the disorienting landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich, and by Gerhard Richter’s soft-focus oil landscapes that allude to private memories and an atmosphere of longing. Breathing Rain is Mifsud’s requiem for the ravages of climate change, recent personal loss, trauma, and grief.
A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Altitude exhibition
Image: Ida Jaroš, Commuter 2, 2022, archival pigment print on Hahnmuhle Photo Rag, approx. 60 x 120cm