Invisible Cities

Stephen Nova, works on paper

The delicate and detailed paintings and drawings in Stephen Nova's exhibition Invisible Cities, are built up of many layers, like cities themselves, ‘cranes pulling up other cranes, scaffoldings that embrace other scaffoldings, beams that prop up other beams’, only then to be scraped back, erased and destroyed.

Art Exhibition previously on at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 01 September 2009 to Saturday 12 September 2009

Invisible Cities I, 2009 image Invisible Cities III, 2009 image Invisible Cities IV, 2009 image

Published by fortyfivedownstairs on Wednesday 26 August 2009.
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The artworks in this exhibition speak of place and memory and combine various elements of Melbourne, the artist’s current hometown , and his former home in Fremantle.

‘Invisible Cities’ is an amalgam of many elements, memories, signs, language, fears and desires, all floating somewhere in space and time, dream and reality. What is to be and what is yet to come. Assuming forms to only then disappear.


45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000
Tue – Fri 11am to 5pm
Sat 12pm to 4pm

free admission