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Clouds, Photography, 2014, Marian Drew

The exhibition “Fresh” by Marian Drew will be held at Amelia Johnson Contemporary. Marian Drew is one of Australia’s most significant contemporary photographic artists.


“Fresh connects table arrangements with narratives of play and landscape. In response to traditions in still life painting and to my own previous photographic work Australiana/still life (2003-2012) that included the deaths of wild animals, I aimed in this work to raise the image of temporality and lightness and to bring a certain joie de vivre to the site of the table. The regenerative image of play provides an instructive alternative to Judeo-Christian guilt. I believe that somehow through our own imagination and engagement, we have to find sustaining metaphors for living that reflect the understanding of our own folly. Not for a moment do I think that play is foolish. Quite the contrary, I believe that play is a seriously creative tool for finding relevant meaning through better understanding.” Marian Drew 2014
Where traditional still life tableaux engage the viewer in allegories of wealth, power and mortality these works explore playful exuberance and suggest ways for living.

Marian Drew “Fresh”
Date: July 2nd – August 30th, 2014
Opening hours: 10:30 – 19:00
Closed on Sunday
Place: Amelia Johnson Contemporary
Address: g/f 6 – 10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2548 2286

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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