Season 07 - Group Show
Exhibition: 28 November to 22 December, 2007
© Trent Parke
Stills Gallery celebrates the end of 2007 and the beginning of the festive season with an exhibition featuring a selection of new works by gallery artists.
Narelle Autio is well known for her striking and joyful images shot in and around the water. Her latest series The Place in Between, currently on exhibition in Wonderful World at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in S.A. will be shown for the first time at Stills. Whilst continuing her exploration of the underwater realm, Autio has created a dramatically different presentation of her favourite subject. Pat Brassington continues to surprise and delight her audiences with subtle, humorous and layered artworks. SEASON 07 features a selection of new works not previously exhibited in Sydney. These works feature an uncanny collision of bodies, objects and domestic spaces.
Tim Georgeson photographs with fluidity and grace, capturing with ease the spirit and energy of the world around him. Featured in this exhibition will be two intense yet lyrical images from a much larger body of work on circus performers. Trent Parke's artwork continues to grow in strength and reputation. His most recent series Welcome to Nowhere was exhibited at Stills Gallery in September 2007 as part of the New Blood exhibition celebrating Magnum Photos 60th anniversary. Parke is the first and only Australian to be accepted into the agency. SEASON 07 will feature a preview image from the series he is currently working on, Silent Night. In his unique and accomplished style Parke captures those closest to him during their Christmas celebrations.
Robyn Stacey's fascination with natural history and her access to important and largely unseen museum collections has resulted in the creation of powerful works. SEASON 07 will feature Beau Monde [green] a stunning globe covered with green beetles from the Macleay collection housed at the University of Sydney. It is also featured in Museum, her recently released publication on that collection. Finally Beverley Veasey presents a selection of works from Natural History II a continuation of her series depicting animals and birds in artificial environments. Unlike the animals in a zoo amongst fake rocks and ponds, these animals inhabit stark white enclosures. In removing all traces of habitat Veasey's works amplify our often-mediated experience of the natural world in a subtle and potent way.