Graham Fletcher: Spirit Rooms - Art Collector

Graham Fletcher, Spirit Rooms (Yellow), 2017, oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery

Spirit Rooms is Graham Fletcher’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. In this new body of work, a continuation of his Lounge Room Tribalism series, Fletcher inserts tribal objects such as totems and idols from Oceania into his mid-century modern settings. Focusing on latent magical energies and the Pacific Islander idea of mana (a sacred impersonal force freely navigating the universe that can inhabit both people and imanimate objects), Fletcher creates lounge rooms that ‘mimic the widespread European tradition of housing collections of Oceanic or African tribal art in domestic settings’ to underscore ideas of displacement, assimilation, resistance and interdependence.

Exhibition Opens: 3pm-5pm, Saturday 26 August 2017
Exhibition Closes: 16 September 2017
Location: Sophie Gannon Gallery, 2 Albert St, Richmond, VIC 3121
Website: www.sophiegannongallery.com.au
Contact: +61 3 9421 0857
Email: info@sophiegannongallery.com.au
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