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Giselle Stanborough’s Cinopticon was relevant well before the current pandemic crisis. But as our personal and professional lives are moving online rapidly and more comprehensively than ever, Stanborough’s research takes on a kind of chilling urgency.
While physical galleries all around Australia may be closed for months, the necessity of invention may yet enrich art lovers worldwide with online innovation.
While one might draw a rapid conclusion that surrealism is her starting point, the way Davis’s works reference medieval or gothic dress, and a kind of grotesqueness, recall grottesche – forms that adorned Gothic buildings and conceptualised alterity.
“My first exhibition about Black Mountain College was The Hereafter at Galerie pompom in 2017; the day after the show opened I found out that I had the job in Mildura. I was going to this remote place to teach – there was a weird synergy.” – Kylie Banyard
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