Katrin Koenning: Swell

Katrin Koenning’s new body of work highlights the environmental reality of human-induced climate change. By focusing on our physical and emotional connection to place, Koenning’s ‘photographs offer an intimate view of what it means to live in a fragile environment,’ says curator Pippa Milne. Birds soar in the evening heat while golden tinsel fluoresces in a leafless tree branch; landscapes appear in the contours of the human body and struggling red earth leads the way to a coal mine.

Katrin Koenning, Midnight in my father’s garden I, 2018, from the series ‘Swell’. Courtesy the artist, Reading Room, Melbourne, East Wing Gallery, Dubai and Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

Monash Gallery of Art
Until 12 May, 2019