Perpetually Summer

by Kate van der Drift

Kate van der Drift's latest exhibition at Mint Gallery entitled Perpetually Summer is a photographic series of surreal, dream-like scenes.  The radical whimsy of her peopled landscapes hold stories ready for telling and suggest life is made up of dynamic relations. Colour drenched yet seemingly sun bleached,  the photographs depict unassuming people at leisure - unconcerned by their changing environment.  Gently absurd and humorous, a tension is formed between the contrived and the real, where portable electronic devices, plastic trees and super yachts are oddly at home.