Histrionic

Histrionic addresses the hyper-connectivity that defines the Post-Internet era.

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Brunswick precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 08 February 2020 to Sunday 29 March 2020

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Published by Counihan Gallery on Sunday 15 March 2020.
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Histrionic addresses the hyper-connectivity that defines the post-internet era. Its various effects are the subject of three visual artists concerned with the way identity is compromised or confused in online culture.
Tyler Payne’s feminist perspective exposes social media’s perpetuation of body dysmorphia. Using the device of the iPad as both a tool and a formal mode of display, Payne considers the user’s vantage point in an enquiry into identity, online. Marion Abraham trawls the internet for contemporary bodies in formations and poses that reference historical portrayals of the human condition; pornography, nudist colonial life and sport reflect the arbitrary way in which the internet arranges data and mutates identity. Saffron Newey considers the historical image and how it is displaced online. Following investigations into links between the ‘Romantic’ and ‘digital’ sublime, Newey’s paintings are ‘sampled’ and removed from their historical origin and time.
Marion Abraham
Saffron Newey
Tyler Payne

Location

Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick