Polixeni Papapetrou: Lost Psyche - Art Collector

© Polixeni Papapetrou, The Day Dreamer, 2014. Pigment print, 100 x 50cm. Courtesy: the artist and STILLS Gallery, Paddington

Internationally celebrated for an oeuvre that has consistently tested the boundaries of performance and photography, reality and fantasy, childhood and adulthood, Lost Psyche marks a significant return for Papapetrou. In Lost Psyche, Polixeni Papapetrou portrays emblematic figures that have come to the end of their tradition, their rationale, their place in the world. These intriguing and charismatic characters—the poet, the tourist, the immigrant, among others—bring to life antique Victorian paper masks. Yet, despite being cast beyond our immediate reality, their costumes harking back to earlier times, their settings to fantastical places, these archetypal figures live on in the cultural imagination.

Opening: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 29 October 2014
Exhibition closes: 29 November 2014
Location: Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington NSW 2027
Contact: 02 9331 7775
Email: info@stillsgallery.com.au
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