Tangney has chosen to focus on the Fremantle Port, a place she has previously investigated. Those visiting this show will encounter familiar fare in her always lush, evocative and atmospheric images of the harbour. As usual, they capture the industrial area, with all its shifting moods and depths.
Coming at them from obscure perspectives - Tangney fashions a sensation of delicious vertigo. Her rendition of the port’s water, machinery and container ships offers the viewer a mix of close-up and long shots that pulls them into a world that promises to envelop them. In doing so, Tangney has proved she has an enviable grasp over colour and paint application. It is a lovely light touch that gives just the right amount of information without giving too much away and spoiling the sensation of being thrown off kilter.
Dr Robert Cook,
Excerpt: West Australian - May 2000
(right) Port Fragments, 2000
2 Places, Fremantle Arts Centre