Elizabeth Hunter

Decadence

8 Mar –
18 Apr 2019


Decadence, explores the darker side of the human psyche, and raises questions about whether we as humans have lost the ability to feel and show empathy and compassion.

Hunter is a master printmaker whose most recent prints and works on paper offer an imaginative analysis of the complexity of human nature and its capacity to simultaneously experience love and loathing, lust and loyalty, brutality and kindness.

The exhibition includes collaborative works with culturally diverse artists from the region, including Hannah Parker, Sasi Victoire, Dominic Johns, Joel Sam and Brian Robinson, that celebrate the human condition and final rite of passage.

Together the works in this exhibition provide a commentary on our world today, a world the artist acknowledges might closely align with that anticipated by Aldous Huxley in his 1932 novel, Brave New World. Yet her works also offer an alternative narrative that is informed by an acute empathy and compassion for human life, and the many foibles and inadequacies that make us who we are.

Selected works

Decadence Gallery

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