Yhonnie Scarce: The Cultivation of Whiteness - Art Collector

Yhonnie Scarce, Cultivation of whiteness, 2013 (detail). 60 pieces blown glass and 1L glass beakers, dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne

Akin to a gatherer of bush food, Yhonnie Scarce creates glass gatherings of the persecuted. Her works function like archaeological objects - they tell stories and bear witness. Glass is used as more than a mere material; acting as a lens and a mirror, it reflects and exposes the tragedies of colonisation. In The Cultivation of Whiteness, the repetition of brittle ambiguous bodies collected for experimentation and examination conjures the relentless impact of colonisation and the litany of abuses suffered by Aboriginal people.

Exhibition opens: Wednesday 23 October 2013
Exhibition closes: 16 November 2013
Location: Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, 108-110 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9416 3956
Email: dtanzer@ozemail.com.au

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