Clare Rae - Light Weight

I was at Beam Contemporary Gallery on Friday to see Clare Rae's exhibition, 'Light Weight'. The series consists of self-portrait shot in broad daylight and explores the link between performance and photography. There were two large light boxes, 100 x 150 cm, which really caught my eye. You almost feel like the artist is performing in the darkened room under a spot light. I liked the minimalist installation of the light boxes in the main space and the 3 smaller prints in the alcove. The combination of performance and photography is something I'll always be drawn to and I think Rae blended the two very well.