Night Horse portrays the powerful currents between horses as they negotiate consent and desire during mating season. The kinetic swirl of the herd’s hooves, flicking tails and outstretched limbs offer an intimate encounter across the species divide, capturing a rarely seen ritualised courtship,
Shot in the heat of a February summer’s night, on the artist Amos Gebhardt‘s birthday, the charged atmosphere is palpable as the animals experience heightened states of being ‘for themselves’. Gebhardt says: “The images are raw, showing the mess of body fluids and muscle, giving vivid dimensions to the physical language of the body as an archive of story, to suggest a dramatic arc in horse terms.”
The gallery is currently closed to the public and the exhibition can only be viewed online. View exhibition here. Please check the gallery website for latest updates.
Gebhardt’s work Family Portrait is currently featured at Sydney Contemporary Presents. Watch Samstag curator Joanna Kitto in conversation with the artist about this work here.