Saturday, 13 March 2010
ROAMING ROOMS- CAROLYN BUNT
Lastly, we returned to Room Gallery and the solo show of Carolyn Bunt. Although Carolyn had been with us during the rest of the tour, she was not present when we went to see her work. The unease that comes with discussing your own work is something that I can understand; it can be hard to articulate what you innately know or feel about your work. Carolyn’s exhibition featured a number of manipulated photographs, showing empty, desolate, Hopper-esque scenes and a neon text work. ‘THIS IS NOT AN EXIT’ written in white neon is the first work seen through the gallery window and seemed to me to be a passive statement referring to nothing definable, rather than a command; something said resignedly rather than an aggressive shout. Her photographs were very beautiful though full of a sadness and an almost stifling a sense of peace.