Deborah Paauwe: Stolen Riddles - Art Collector

Deborah Paauwe, Luminous Tresses, 2015. Giclée print, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and GAGPROJECTS / Greenway Art Gallery, SA

"In Stolen Riddles there is a focus on the lushness and allure of hair. The wigs are sumptuous and appealing. In some photos they look like ripe fruit, while in others they are arranged awkwardly and shambolically, like soft shields or bad hiding places. The obstruction of faces with hair has an uneasy edge and gives the impression of dual identities, heightening the sense of a shared secret game. Of course in all games there is an initiator and an initiated; a complex web of power relations. There is something more assertive about the girls in this series. The gestures of hair-shaking and protective unification have a strength that feels as though the subjects play a more active role than in Paauwe’s previous work." - excerpt, catalogue essay by Kate Power, 2015

Exhibition opens: Tuesday 13 October 2015
Exhibition closes: 22 November 2015
Location: GAG PROJECTS / Greenway Art Gallery, 39 Rundle St, Kent Town SA 5067
Contact: 08 8362 6354
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