New representation at Tolarno - Art Collector

Amos Gebhardt, Lovers, 2018. 3-channel 4K video installation with multi-channel sound 12 min loop. Installation view, Samstag Museum, University of South Australia, Adelaide. Courtesy: the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.

Melbourne’s Tolarno Galleries has announced its representation of artist Amos Gebhardt.
Known for a striking poetic imagery, Gebhardt’s work incorporates collage and dance to create multi-screen video and photographs on a cinematic scale. Gebhardt's moving image works have already exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Samstag Museum in Adelaide, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne and the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart. Gebhardt was also recipient of the 2014 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.
Gebhardt's work 'Lovers' was recently included in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, 'Divided Worlds'. Erica Green, director of the Samstag Museum and curator of 'Divided Worlds', says Gebhardt's work stands as a filmic dance of an entirely different kind. Celebrating the drama of powerful thoroughbred horses performing a courting ritual of extraordinary intimacy, “Gebhardt’s poetic meditation on the animal language of consent and desire connects the viewer to a force and emotion, in which we become complicit partners to an act of passion.”
Tolarno Galleries will present Gebhardt's first solo exhibition, a continuation of 'Lovers', in 2019.

Annie Tonkin

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