2nd April - 27th April 2014
Opening 6pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Image Left: Rebecca Shanahan
‘Untitled’ from I Had But Could Not Keep
Pigment print on washi paper
31 x 31 cm
Image Right: Damian Dillon
Still from Happyland
Dead Air Damian Dillon and Rebecca Shanahan
‘Dead Air’ continues Damian Dillon’s and Rebecca Shanahan’s joint interests in using moving image and photography to express loss, absence and transience through narrative suggestion and allusions to the uncanny. Dillon’s video ‘Happyland’ moves through damaged and desolate landscapes, intervening in, distorting and attempting to tame them but ultimately coming back to the beginning in an endless loop of sameness. In ‘I Had But Could Not Keep’, Shanahan’s largely monochrome prints and video attend to photography’s materiality and history with a minimal, abstract poetic.
Damian Dillon is a Sydney based artist whose solo and collaborative practices incorporate video, photography, painting and collage. He was runner-up in the 2013 Chippendale New World Art Prize and a finalist in the Blacktown Art Prize and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Rebecca Shanahan is a Sydney based artist working in video, photography and installation. In 2013 she was a finalist in The Substation Contemporary Art Award and the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and is currently a PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Exhibiting together as Interzone, Dillon and Shanahan’s 2013 show ‘Homelands’ was exhibited at UTS Gallery in Sydney and Kings ARI, Melbourne.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW