31 May- 17 June 2012
Opening 6pm Thursday 31 of May
Image: And his wife, Helen Poyser and what, 2012
And his wife What and Helen Poyser
Helen Poyser and what celebrate 4 years of romance with their new show; And his wife.
Helen Poyser is in love with what.
what is in love with Helen Poyser.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Vivian Cooper Smith, Beginnings #9, 2011,
Chromira Print, 30x30cm
We'll make it last forever Vivian Cooper Smith
We’ll make it last forever is a new collection of photographs by Vivian Cooper Smith. With a romance blossoming in a dirty church rose garden, crumbling domestic monuments and a lover caught in the middle, We’ll make it last forever considers the impermanence of all things and wonders, is now all we really have? These crushed and crumpled images will disturb your ideas of photography as, with their broken perspectives, they point to the life's inevitable decay.
Vivian Cooper Smith was born and raised the son of missionaries and spent time in New Zealand, Bangladesh and India before being assimilated into Australian society in Perth. After completing an Honours degree in Fine Arts he moved to Melbourne where he works as a photographer and graphic designer. His philosophically driven art practice centers on photography however he has previously worked with sound installation, performance and text. His work has been exhibited widely across Australia, most recently at the Wollongong City Gallery as part of Near Earth Art: the knock of the shoe.