Elizabeth Hunter is a Cairns based artist whose exhibition, 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 who has a passion for thinking outside the square, and whose approach to life is informed by experiences gained over many years of travelling and studying overseas.
Hunter’s 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.
Elizabeth HUNTER, Game for Life 2019, etching, linocut, 155 x 248 cm. Courtesy of the artist
Elizabeth HUNTER, Playing for keeps 2018, etching, 1000mm x 500mm. Courtesy of the artist
Elizabeth HUNTER, Anatomy of Indifference 2018, etching, 1000mm x 500mm. Courtesy of the artist
Elizabeth HUNTER, Accounts of Purgatory 2018, etching, 1000mm x 500mm. Courtesy of the artist
All original artworks are for sale and can be purchased from the Gallery Shop.
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