Glen Skien
Foto-Metafisica: The Archive as Object-Poem

7 August – 31 August 2019

Onespace Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition, Foto-Metafisica: The Archive as Object-Poem, by Glen Skien.

Skien is a Brisbane-based artist who trained as a printmaker in Townsville. In 2018 he was the recipient of the State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship. His residency adopted a poetic gaze towards the library’s archive of unnamed and unidentified photographic images.

Describing his contribution to the State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship, Skien says “I have produced a series of small hand-held bound books that feature the photographic etchings of unnamed figures from the photographic archive of the Library. Titled foto-metafisica the intention has always been to create a series of book-objects that withhold the same intrigue and unknown ‘aboutness’ as the images themselves”.

Having over 35 years of experience in the visual arts sector, Skien has exhibited widely in Australia and his work is held in both private and public collections across Australia and Japan.

ONExchange Conversation: Friday 16 August 2019, 5:15pm

Opening Event: Friday 16 August 2019, 6 – 8pm


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Opening | Glen Skien, Foto-Metafisica: The Archive as Object-Poem


Image: Glen Skien, Foto Metafisica: Archive Object-Poem xi (detail), 2019, dimensions variable, Photogravure,collage and bound book. Photo: Michelle Wild, courtesy of the artist.