XV features a new body of photomedia work, by Anna Pogossova, which charts the logic of imaginary environments, across science fiction, computer gaming, and Renaissance art, via digital composites of real-life studio sets and computer-generated imagery.
Anna’s practice is concerned with the experience of familiarity in fictional imagery. It explores the way cultural references can validate belief, trigger interpretations, and habituated ways of seeing.
The exhibition observes this phenomenon throughout the invention and reading of images, and universally shared narratives of the otherworldly and unreal.
Anna Pogossova is a Moscow born, Sydney based photomedia artist, who primarily works with still life. Since graduating from College of Fine Arts with a BFA (Hons) Degree in 2007, she has exhibited as part of Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award in 2011, was the recipient of the Illford Photography Prize in 2005, as well as the Lucy Aspinall Photography Prize in 2007, and a finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize of the same year.