Walker Evans and Selected Australian Art
The Documentary Take
01 October—13 November
Walker Evans was one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century, producing a body of photographs that continues to shape our understanding of the modern era.
Curators DAVID CAMPANY & NAOMI CASS
Long after the instant of their taking, the silent, sublime images of documentary photographer Walker Evans (1903 —1975) continue to resonate. His influence can be traced in the work of Australian artists today, who build upon his ground-breaking legacy.
Walker Evans took documentary beyond the mere recording of the factual and into the deepest realms of the human spirit. Modest yet immensely moving, his portraits of ordinary people tremble at the edge of revelation, conveying the beauty of our shared existence in a way that goes beyond words.
Evans’ practice will be at the centre of an exhibition charting his enduring effects on Australian art today, with works by Sonia Leber and David Chesworth; Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser; Simryn Gill; Ponch Hawkes; Louis Porter; Patrick Pound; Charlie Sofo and David Wadelton responding through photography, video and the found image.
WALKER EVANS: READING THE MAGAZINE WORK
FRI 07 OCTOBER 2—5PM
Presented with Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research, Deakin University and MADA, Monash University.
ARTIST & CURATOR TALK
SAT 08 OCTOBER 1PM
Join the artists and curators for a floor talk with Naomi Cass and David Campany.
Walker Evans, Labor Anonymous, Fortune, November 1946.
Presented with Centre of Contempoary Photography