July 26, 2012

Michael Sharp and Scott Lowe "Lost Mirrors" exhibition at China Heights Gallery

Michael Sharp and Scott Lowe
Lost Mirrors

China Heights is proud to present Lost Mirrors, a collaboration between Michael Sharp and Scott Lowe which explores the role of ritual, ceremony and myth in today’s world.

Lost Mirrors is the first in a series of collaborative works by Michael Sharp. For this exhibition Sharp has worked with Lowe in a similar way to that of an art director and a photographer: the concept and vision are Sharp’s own and the collaboration occurs in the aesthetics of the shots and how things are put together.

Mythological stories have been told throughout human existence as a way of making sense of the world, and our place in it. The role of ritual is to bring these myths to life and carry the individual across the critical thresholds of infancy to adulthood and from old age to death.

The current malaise of our time, dubbed ‘The Age of Anxiety’, has been attributed to the failure of mythology and ritual to function effectively in our civilization. And so, through a very liberated DIY view, Sharp and Lowe have constructed a response consisting of photographs, video, and installation. Their materials list is extensive, including clear plastic sheeting, butcher's twine, corn starch, red and green food dye, a bamboo back massager, a toy teddy bear, correction fluid, a found steel curtain rod, a Starbucks Coffee cup sleeve, and more.


China Heights
3, 16-28 Foster St
Surry Hills 2010, AU
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