Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Leaving room for the unexpected"..



In the city yesterday to see the Richard Avedon People exhibition at the Art Gallery WA. No photos allowed, I respect that and sometimes it's more enjoyable soaking up the brilliance of such an accomplished artiste rather than looking to see what you can capture yourself, although there were a couple that I almost risked being thrown out for :) There are many excellent links to Richard Avedon's work, I would urge you to have a look. In another exhibition in the gallery this work by Indigenous Australian artist Gordon Hookey made me smile although if you read the context below it goes deeper, this piece 'challenges the viewer to think about the grassroots reality that Indigenous people grapple with everyday', I wonder how many do. Another week begins, let's hope it's a good one, take care and stay safe..


25 comments:

  1. What a great exhibit! I do love Avedons portraits! Thanks for sharing as always!! That Flamen Jaffa is just the color to start the day!!

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  2. Interesting you post a painting on a car door ~ I saw a student exhibition last week which had cross-stitching on a car door.

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  3. Sounds like a great visit. Avendon is always interesting to look. Thank you for the shots!

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  4. That would be a nice paint job for my car. :-)

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  5. Yes, we influence each other, and it is fun to discern for ourselves why the great ones ARE great. 🌠

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  6. One of the most lasting impressions my sons have from a year living in & traveling about Australia is the terrible conditions of most indigenous people. They met many and were struck by their sad circumstances, the bigotry directed towards them and the similarities of conditions with our own Native Americans. Conquering nations subdue and purge when they take over. And there's little to no recompense.

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  7. It sure is a long way for the Aboriginal people to... "catch up". I´ve seen great progress, partially, a good start. And art was one of them many times on our journeys, too.

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  8. I would have liked to have seen both exhibits, Grace!

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  9. I checked out the links to his photography and found some amazing shots. There was one of Marilyn Monroe that has a very melancholy look to it. I loved some of the fashion shots too. Flame'n Jaffa is brilliant!

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  10. I hope the Richard Avedon exhibit comes to Sydney! I wonder what happened to the rest of 'Flamen Jaffa's' car ..

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  11. Avedon is one of the few photographers I know by name. Great photos, Grace!

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  12. I would love to see this exhibition! I like the reflections in that first shot Grace.

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  13. Must pop over to the Art Gallery to see this exhibition, I love his photos.

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  14. I would love to see that exhibit.

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  15. Must try & go. Looks like you are better! I see the Leederville Photomarket is on19th Oct.

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  16. Avedon is indeed a wonderful photographer. Of course, with subjects like his...

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  17. I think I have seen the exhibition here in Amsterdam too. Many fashion photos, wasn't it? I liked it very much.

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  18. well presented Grace...will check out Avedon and Hookey...I'm always interested in how others view their world and create their art :-)

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  19. Ah Elizabeth and the rest of the pretty people set of the 70s.

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  20. I have seen Richard Avedon`s artistic and great work in Copenhagen!
    That was worth the long trip!

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  21. I'll be following the links! I love portraits (not taking, but looking at). Thanks for including the info with the second photo. Very interesting!

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