Anna Taylor | Save Me

Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm

Melbourne’s iconic gallery fortyfivedownstairs will host Save Me, an exhibition exploring the natural world and urgent climate issues. Artist Anna Taylor expands her fascination with landscape in these new paintings covering vast surface areas of earth as captured from space.

Art Exhibition previously on at fortyfivedownstairs in Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 13 February 2018 to Saturday 03 March 2018

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Published by Fortyfivedownstairs on Saturday 03 February 2018.
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Long drawn to the solace of landscape, Anna Taylor’s work explores the paradox of the minutiae of landscape replicated in the aerial view. She documents this exquisite mirroring of detail, pattern and line, finding these echoes reverberate endlessly.

From 2006, Taylor spent eighteen months travelling to and from Melbourne to Darwin by air, living in the Kakadu area. The observations made during this time have fed her work ever since.

Taylor observed the intricacies of nature, and replicated what she saw from above. Cracks in the rocks became rivers or escarpments seen from the air. This morphing of perspective has fascinated her ever since.

The works to be exhibited at fortyfivedownstairs are a culmination of many years of depicting these elements of nature. Her wire works are rivers of bone, eerily echoing global warming. Taylor’s paintings have expanded to encompass the incredible beauty of the earth’s surface and Anna is indebted to NASA and the Japanese ASTER (the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) program for the images she has worked with.

Save Me is both a celebration of our earth and its incredible beauty, and a call to action to save it.

Location

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000