Drew Pettifer Hand in Glove

Gallery 4

Hand in Glove continues Drew Pettifer's interest in gestures of vulnerable masculinity. The gesture employed by the artist in these photographs conveys intimacy and vulnerability; it both censors desire and protects the subject from complete exposure.

Art Exhibition previously on at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 28 October 2011 to Sunday 11 December 2011

Drew Pettifer Hand in Glove image

Published by CCP on Monday 17 October 2011.
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In each scene the artist holds the object of his desire in one hand and his camera’s cable release—the instrument of his desiring lens—in the other. This connection only serves to highlight the distance between the artist and his longing.

For the first time, Pettifer will perform alongside his photographs at various times throughout the exhibition, forcing the viewer to evaluate the gesture itself, rather than passively viewing images—to watch, rather than look.

Warning: Full-frontal nudity and adult concepts. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.