Priya Baxter “Lies dormant in the light”

By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, Priya Baxter creates works in which the actual event still has to take place or just has ended: moments evocative of atmosphere and suspense that are not part of a narrative thread. Each image becomes a brief moment of quiet, as though the lights have come up in a theatre and the curtains have opened. A setting for past and future activity but in the moment of the image there is stillness, a mysterious potential. However it is still just an illusion. She investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.