About even,still

EVEN,STILL (2011-2014)

even,still captures the disquieting oddness and game-like artifice of still life painting to explore the inherent beauty and ‘truthiness’ of the photographic image.

Resplendent at the centre of a native floral garland, an earless fluorescent pink dingo stares mutely from the image’s liquid gloss, elsewhere a possum stalks alongside a honeyeater, a fluorescent breakfast is served. Seeming to float, bending perspective, small oddities and disruptions entice and cajole. Image and reality flex and bend, hovering between the known and unknown, the real and unreal. Strangely familiar, beautifully stilled.

even,still evokes an interplay of sensation that becalms the trauma of the unknown, reconnecting us with the beautiful tenuousness of the natural world. In doing so, it strives to envelop the viewer in an honest, transitory embrace.

The series was first shown at Helen Gorie Galerie, Melbourne, 12 April – 10 May, 2014

This series was made possible with the support of ArtsSA – Independent Makers and Presenters Program

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Details:

Dingo Cartouche
2011
133cm (height) x 100cm (width)

Still life with salmon, walnuts and lemon
2011
60 x 80

Catch of the day with hanging bream and blue swimmer crab
2011
70 x 52

Still life with possum, mussels and New Holland Honeyeater
2011
57 x 75

Jackrabbit Cartouche
2013
50 x 36 (ovalesque)

Still life with watermelon, blood oranges and Thylacine Pup
2011
57 x 75

Rabbit with wattle cartouche
2013
43 x 70 (oval)

Rabbit with banksia cartouche
2013
70 x 43 (oval)

Water Buffalo Cartouche
2012-2013
100 x 150

Still life with earth and air
2014
60 x 37 (oval)

Rabbit with summer flower cartouche
2013
70 x 43 (oval)

Still life with wallaby, brown rabbit, wattle cartouche
2013
80 x 122

Kangaroo Cartouche
2013
50 x 36 (ovalesque)

Still life with bush pig, magpie and hanging dog
2014
135 x 111

All works: Editions of 5 +AP. Media: Pigment prints, acrylic glass facemount.