Clair de Lune
Tue 31 Aug 2010 – Sun 10 Oct 2010
A new exhibition by Natalie Brem
The Tricycle Gallery presents a new exhibition of photographs by the London-based Australian artist Natalie Brem, whose work explores identity, figuration and the defining of art history.
This collection was inspired by the discovery of a book of works created by Modernist female Australian painters. Brem was surprised to discover that these artists were so poorly represented in art historical texts. The outcome of her research is a selection of slides of these often little known paintings which are projected onto naked female models, reinterpreting the role of women within Australian art and the defining of national identity.
The projected paintings mould around human forms, distorting and adapting to their new physicality. Human portraits are pushed and pulled releasing new layers of tension and atmosphere, and rich landscapes unfurl in light covering the models like hyper real attire. Alongside its questioning of injustices within art history, the project equally connects to more contemporary practices relating to body art and possibilities for the human form to mimic a canvas and aggravate the framework of Classicism.
Natalie Brem’s work has been shown extensively in Australia, and her photographs are in the collection of the celebrated photographer Lewis Morley. She has also presented a solo show at his gallery.
This exhibition will be Brem’s first solo exhibition in London. A preview evening will take place on Tuesday 31st August from 6.30pm.
For more information please contact the Gallery Curator on 020 7372 6611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org