Christian Thompson, Primeval Sea, 2018. C-type print on Fuji Pearl Metallic Paper, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.
Figure & Ground presents a selection of photography that positions the figure as a disruptive agent between lens and ground, allowing contemporary issues to enter the frame. Identity, displacement, gender and class unsettle the image, while a play between image / photograph and reality / theatricality reinforce the dynamic quality of contemporary photography as a curious surface – mirrored or transparent.
Exhibiting artists include: Gerwyn Davies, Claire Lambe, Fabian Muir, Polixeni Papapetrou and Christian Thompson.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 29 August 2019