Under the Influence of the Divine

’Under the Influence of the Divine’ is a collaborative project between photographer Michelle Tran and multi-disciplinary artist Sarah Berners. The exhibition explores the shifting role of the muse within art and the ambiguous allure that inspires the artist to seek aesthetic beauty.

Art Exhibition previously on at Colour Factory Gallery in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 04 May 2013 to Saturday 01 June 2013
Launch Thursday 02 May 2013, 6-8pm

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Published by Colour Factory Gallery on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
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Berners and Tran interrogate notions of both divinity and debauchery associated with the role of the muse, and more generally the female nude within contemporary fashion photography. Within the photographs, the muse presents a cherubic innocence offset by a sense of intent and command. This sentiment is aligned as the muse makes contact with the various sculptural forms.

Berners sculptural forms, with their corporeal and often abject qualities, act as both playful props and uncanny suggestions of the models visceral interiority. Photographically, the muse is captured candidly and with a sense of stark romanticism.