The current TPR exhibition Proximate has been thoughtfully reviewed in The Canberra Times by art critic Peter Haynes.
Of Robert Agostino's Slander, Haynes writes, "The photographs are sometimes imperfect – stained, soiled, frayed, torn – a state that is a metaphor for the deteriorating relationships (partially) alluded to, but also to the fact that the object/image is not private but rather something that has passed through many hands. Object and image are one for Agostino. The haptic, the visual and the personal are seen as of equal importance in Agostino's inferred slander."
Referring to Thomas Boivin, Haynes adds, "While it may appear cliched to approximate Boivin's Portrait d'une jeune femme (Portrait of a young woman) to film noir, cliches often hold degrees of truth. His internalised images of a young woman are contemplative meditations on human relationships."
And a few powerful words succinctly describe the heart of Spiro Miralis' work from Underpass. "Miralis' photographs speak of the power of what is left unsaid."
Proximate continues at PhotoAccess until 23 August.