ART FOR ALL
slowly absenting itself from its surrounds. Is this, then, what the figure in The Mourner laments? The slow dissolve of the body? Perhaps we witness a similar lament in the other photographs on show. Perhaps this is why so many of them feel haunted and riddled with
ghosts. So while the exhibition may be a garden of earthly delights, it is also a garden of unearthly delights – a landscape populated by spectres and shadows. But therein lies its allure. For this garden – a place from which the human body retreats – seduces as it unsettles.
Mark Kimber, Mother, she’s just a stranger, 2012, pigment print, 15 x 25cm. All images are courtesy of the artists and Stills Gallery.
Art Tribes of Sydney