Michelle Hanlin: The Necklace Stared Back - Art Collector

Michelle Hanlin 'Twilight relief’ 2017. vinyl paint on canvas, 56 x 40.8cm. COurtesy the artist and Gallery 9.

Michelle Hanlin presents The Necklace Stared Back, an exhibition of paintings depicting spiritual objects in shallow relief. Hanlin plays with the arrangement of statues, rosary beads, chalices, candles and shiny sashes until they inspire a sense of mock reverence and strange symbolism. Abstracted and simplified, the objects become emblematic and resemble brightly coloured designs for flags or badges. The Necklace Stared Back points to the connections between religious imagery and representation in art, and how a process of creative interpretation can condense meaning and power into static forms.

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 14 June 2017
Exhibition closes: 8 July 2017
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Contact: +61 2 9380 9909
Email: scott@gallery9.com.au

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