Still Life - Sarah Jane Lightfoot and Georgina Proud
(3 - 14 April 2019 at Black Cat Gallery - Space 1, Melbourne, Australia)
Still Life reimagines the genre in a contemporary context, through the vastly different practices of botanical illustrator Sarah Jane Lightfoot and ceramicist Georgina Proud. This exhibition continues on the long tradition of reinvention of the genre questioning the common perception of it as a lower form of art. Through this collaboration they explore humanity’s innate affinity with the natural world, and how we endeavour to bring nature into our homes. Still Life considers the notion that the vessel and arrangement depicted in an image is as much a work of art as the image itself.