Article: NotFair 2012
Searing line work, distended bodies, apocalyptic visions and lyrical poetics combine in a combustible confluence in the second installment of the rigorously independent art event NotFair. It is a return to the hand, and somewhat anti-digital, creating a mutated discourse across painting, drawing, installation and photography.
The NotFair curators – Melissa Amore, Sam Leach and Ashley Crawford – have prowled studios, grad exhibitions, artists’ run spaces, innumerable websites and the back lanes of Australia’s inner-cities seeking out the most powerful and potent of both a younger generation and un-discovered mid-generation artists to create a visual of the skilled and the visionary. At times bizarre and invariably original and gripping, the final line up will re-evaluate the intrusion of digital and the fleshy tactility of the organic.
With a confirmed space at the independent gallery at Thousand Pound Bend in Melbourne’s CBD, the second NotFair will be twice the scale of the first. With an emphasis on technical skill combined with unbridled imagination, NotFair 2012 will propel viewers into new realms and new ideas.
NotFair 2012 Primal Mutation