Deakin University Art Gallery will present a major exhibition of the work of ROSE FARRELL & GEORGE PARKIN, titled A Curious Evolution, opening 22 July.
In A Curious Evolution artists Rose Farrell and George Parkin consider the fanciful imaginings of early personality profiling. In the sixteenth century a desire to fix difference was expressed in studies of the physiognomic similarities observed between animals and humans. This led to comparisons that made a case for the animal logic in human nature. In their last body of work together, Farrell and Parkin push the boundaries of photographic portraiture to investigate this history and the absurdist claims that stood for knowledge. Their evocative images and sculptures reflect upon the intangible elements of character and the camera’s role in codifying difference.
Curated by Wendy Garden.
The exhibition runs from 22 July to 28 August 2015.