Oliver Watts: The Sea Hare - Art Collector

Oliver Watts, The Sea Hare, 2013, HD digital video, production still. Courtesy: the artist and Chalk Horse, Sydney

The Sea Hare is a retelling of the Grimm's fairy tale of the same name. The story links looking to desire and power and has ramifications for our understanding of visual culture. In this series Watts’ paper cuts come to life through props and sets activated by actors Ewen Leslie and Eryn-Jean Norvill. Following a tradition from dada theatre and Ballets Russes through to David Hockney and William Kentridge, Watts works on the line between painting and theatre by responding to the question of painting after performance and conceptual art.

Opening: 6pm Thursday 7 February 2013
Exhibition closes: 16 March 2013
Location: Chalk Horse, 8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Contact: 02 9211 8999
Email: james@chalkhorse.com.au

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