Amy Joy Watson's 'Moon Dune' + Elvis Richardson's 'Settlement'

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Amy Joy Watson's 'Moon Dune' + Elvis Richardson's 'Settlement'
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Hugo Michell Gallery says
Hugo Michell Gallery invites you to the opening of Amy Joy Watson's ‘Moon Dune’ and Elvis Richardson's ‘Settlement’.

Amy Joy Watson examines the human propensity for imagining different and better worlds from a highly personal and idiosyncratic point of view. There is the presence of a childlike alter ego in the work suggesting a subtle sense of nostalgia for the joys of childhood play and a way of seeing mystery and possibility in everything. Watson’s recent body of work demonstrates an appreciation of a rugged and rocky Australian landscape where stitched lines follow strata. Over the course of a year Watson’s interest in geology has spread across other continents and even to other planets, influencing her sculptural works where she references banded rock formations such as agates. The natural forms and landscapes represented in both 2D and 3D works become otherworldly. The works are laboriously and lovingly made - a nod to the thousands of years it has taken for our earthy and galactic landscapes to evolve.

Analysing photography as a recording, analytic and aesthetic medium, Richardson surveys Real-Estate photography referencing both architectural, portraiture and anthropological photography. Real-Estate photographs are documentary evidence of lives in transition, filled with economic, social and political signifiers. The Real-Estate photograph is captured, edited and displayed with the overt intent that it be seen to represent a possibility in the viewer's future. Its photographic message is life-style and the Australian Dream of owning your own home while its anthropological truth is ignored. Richardson appreciates these photographs as a record; a revealing document of the way we live.

Please join us in celebrating these two fantastic exhibitions on the 13th of October!
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By: Hugo Michell Gallery