Spectra by Jon Butt

Friday 08 February 2019 - Sunday 05 May 2019

Spectra, 2019, by Jon Butt (detail)

Spectra, by artist Jon Butt, is an immersive photographic installation that formalises both an expanded and compressed notion of landscape.

Spectra aims to pull viewers into a fluid, gravity-free space in which to contemplate our place within the system of universal space/time/place/matter. What is offered is a shifted
scale of vast territories, molecular energies and entropic disorder. The work depicts time, space and place when the idea of the landscape is viewed in terms of pure matter. Objects float with a sense of shifting dimensionality, containing endless physical potential and mass, referencing terrestrial/extra-terrestrial landscapes and mindscapes. Space sensed rather than understood.

Call Numbers of readings on quantum physics, landscape art, philosophy and more, for all ages and experience, float within the image providing a bridge between the aesthetic experience of the artwork and new scientific, philosophical learning.

The artist has created a web-based journal that opens up ideas and processes around the work.

This is a free exhibition and can be viewed during library hours. 

2019 City of Yarra Exhibition Program Supported by Yarra City Arts and Yarra Libraries.
The artist wishes to thank Colour Factory for their support.


Location & Contacts

General Enquiries

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Date and time:
Friday 08 February 2019 - Sunday 05 May 2019

182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy