4-6pm, Saturday 4 May, 2024.
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Ann Debono responds to the construction site of the Westgate Bypass Flyover in Melbourne with paintings composed from photographs of the site to convey acceleration and vertigo.
This exhibition considers how Modernist values of velocity, progress, efficiency, and growth are materialised in the built environment.
From the Artist:
Ann Debono’s painting practice is typified by vertiginous, collage-like compositions which corrupt the recognition of the objects and spaces depicted. She uses her own film photographs as source material, and recurring motifs include sites of construction and transport, architecture, commercial displays, museological displays, and detritus.
By deforming pictorial conventions in her semi-illegible, vertiginous compositions, her work exposes the constructed, synthetic nature of representation. Ann graduated from the VCA with Honours in 2015. She is represented by Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy. She was a Gertrude Studio Artist from 2019-2021. Ann lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne.
Ann Debono is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.