Capital life Saturday March 16 2019

Through a glass, darkly

Emilio Cresciani, <i>Screen#8: Through a glass, darkly</i>, 2017 in <i>Through a glass, darkly</i>. Photo: Supplied

Emilio Cresciani, Screen#8: Through a glass, darkly, 2017 in Through a glass, darkly. Photo: Supplied

Emilio Cresciani's new photographic exhibition Through a glass, darkly opens at M16 Artspace on March 21 and runs until April 7. It continues his exploration of redundancy, waste and urban change. Creasciani uses the delicate patterns of cracked glass windscreens from a western Sydney car recycling yard as a metaphor for the impact of consumerism. He says, “Through the shattered glass we see the dark nature of rampant consumerism and the devastation of our environment that is required to sustain it ... The black and white references our impaired perception of what we are doing to our world: For now we see through a glass, darkly.” Not to be confused with Sarah Summers' exhibition of the same title at the ANCA Art Bus from Saturday included in Art Not Apart (see below).

Michelle Day, What Remains

        Michelle Day, <i>Trace</i> (detail) in <i>What Remains</i>.  Photo: Supplied

Michelle Day, Trace (detail) in What Remains. Photo: Supplied

Art, Not Apart 2019

Shakespearean postscript

<i>Twelfth Night</i> at Lanyon Homestead. Photo: Supplied

Twelfth Night at Lanyon Homestead. Photo: Supplied

Craft ACT 2020 submissions

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre is calling for new exhibition proposals from artists, craftspeople, designers, makers and curators for the 2020 program. It wants "ambitious and engaging exhibitions which engage with contemporary craft and design practice and concepts at all levels of experience and across all mediums". Submissions close at midnight on March 31, 2019.