Janet Laurence: Avalanche - Art Collector

Janet Laurence, The Memory of Nature, detail. Courtesy: the artist and the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Examining the interconnection of life forms and ecologies, Janet Laurence’s practice observes the impact that humans have on the threatened, natural world. Avalanche constructs a wild and fragile environment amidst the imminent threat of extinction. As part of her research, Laurence spent time in the Tarkine Rainforest in North West Tasmania. The Tarkine is here depicted at close concentration and proximity, denoting a tenderness and intimacy with the environment. Laurence’s fondness for this pristine environment, and her concern for the threat that humans pose to it, brings a sense of pathos to the works.

Opening: 4pm, Saturday 8 September 2012
Exhibition closes: 6 October 2012
Location: Arc One Gallery, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9650 0589
Email: mail@arc1gallery.com

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