Dark Solace – Richard Szymczuk

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Dark Solace – Richard Szymczuk

Since 1986, Richard Szymczuk has been documenting Geelong’s roadside vernacular. He photographs abandoned petrol stations, milkbars, shops, fading advertising signs, vacant old houses, etc. The passing traffic has forgotten these once busy and productive businesses, with the imminent reality of demolition being their fate. At night, these abandoned locations transform into places of dark melancholy and a sinister nature. Richard’s images are a mixture of dread and beauty, lit by the ambient light sources of streetlights, car lights, moonlight, or with flash.
WHERE: Quirk Collective Design & Space 85 Pakington Street, Geelong West.
WHEN: Until 6 July.
INFO: www.quirkgallery.com.au