In my studio, December 2016

My friend Anne Lawson features one of my prints, bought from the #Incube8r gallery. The photo she shows, connectedly enough, was taken in Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, a place we went to together frequently, many moons ago. Thanks Anne.

 

 What’s happening in my studio? Well, not much painting-wise. Like you, I have been busy with other interesting things that this time of the year throws up, including a very interesting talk b…

Source: In my studio, December 2016

Capitalist Realisms

CAPITALIST REALISMS, GROUP EXHIBITION

Exhibition Event 13th of November, 6pm–9pm
Exhibition Event is open to the public Exhibition runs from 13th of November to 3pm, 26th of November 2015.


“Inner necessity; it’s a kind of tragedy when somebody confronts what they can’t walk away from. Part of the grandeur of Oedipus is that he doesn’t and can’t and won’t walk away from the horror of the real.” Eagleton is now serious, dead serious, and reaches for James Joyce’s famous line that “history is a nightmare from which I am trying to awaken”. Then, in an instant, he is suddenly back in from the cold with, “And it was Woody Allen who said ‘History is a nightmare through which I am trying to get some sleep.’” Times Higher Education Interview with Terry Eagleton. If the images are surreal, so is the world we live in. I’m not into horror or I would supply some of those. As for Australia’s treatment of refugees, unspeakable….inexpressible, but needful of truth.

MELANIE LAZAROW 

Concluded

Shattered 2 – 19 September 2015

Shattered by Melanie Lazarow

A spectre is haunting (Europe) and it is the spectre of Communism. Karl Marx

Photographs of protesters as they are projected and shattered through
the medium of the bottle/glass are captured either just as light, or the
image of the people moving through glass, a medium scientifically
interesting as a liquid which feels solid, but is sand. The temporality
of the past in time present, the ghostly images of people and light, who
were parading and marching for a better world, are illuminated.

Will time’s bottle shatter, let its contents go, create shards that can
split time? These specters of time’s past in time present are an
indication that time present will be time past. It is humanity’s actions
that will shape the final storyboard, and it still can be a positive one
of meeting human need. The questions of time/temporality and the
consequence of being caught in a difficult time of war, and injustice
are raised.

Melanie has recently graduated from the VCA with a Master of
Contemporary Art, First Class Honours, and is presently working at River
Studios, Creative Spaces. She actively participates in protests, and
always takes an artistic position from within protests.

Shattered – Exhibition Red Gallery beginning 3 September 2015 Opening 6-8

A spectre is haunting…

The protest s filmed through the glass bottle, light shatters through the medium of the bottle/glass. The bottle catches either just light, or the image of the people moving through glass, a medium already scientifically interesting as a liquid which feels solid, but is sand. The projection is then captured on the wall the people protesting moving, but stopped at this time of austerity. Will the bottle let its contents go? Or create shards that can split time? These specters of time past in time present are an indication that time present will be time past. It is humanity’s actions that will shape the final storyboard, and it can be a positive one of meeting human need. The questions of time/temporality and the consequence of being caught in a difficult time –  austerity, war, dictatorship – are raised.