Left Behind

red gallery, Fitzroy. Victoria.

A photographic exploration of life after inhabitation. Opening night, Wednesday 22 September from 6 – 8pm. 

Art Exhibition previously on at red gallery in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 22 September 2010 to Saturday 09 October 2010
Launch Wednesday 22 September 2010, 6–8pm

Left Behind image

Published by Phil Roubin on Thursday 26 August 2010.
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Left Behind details the traces of life that exist in abandoned homes. Worn carpet, broken blinds and fragmented windows testify to years of occupation and scattered possessions tell something of the nature of inhabitants once present. In celebrating and featuring the natural light that streams in, the images are charged with a textural quality that energises spaces that otherwise seem to lie dormant. Objects appear as if in a state of flux, however close inspection reveals a gradual degradation despite disuse. Change is inevitable, even without human intervention. The images resonate with a faint hum of activity, inviting the viewer to imagine a figure rising from the armchair or passing through the front door only a moment earlier, and to consider the significance of articles and environments that humans leave behind.


157 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North. Victoria
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