Labatte, Dahlia. Faces of Protest #6 – Regis Korchinski-Paquet. 2020, charcoal.
Iconoclasm and the Protestant Reformation
Why do people destroy images? At what point is the line drawn between a representation of what is being worshipped and a worship of the image itself. The Protestant Reformation was at its core a contrast in the belief of what man really had to do with worship and religion.
House & Home – July / August 2022
“The house took four years to complete and, in that time, Belinda and her eldest daughter, Dahlia, also co-founded Dahlia S L, a contemporary event-based art gallery”
The Black Madonna
The use of Christian imagery and religious references in art as a tool to reclaim Black identity
‘Looking Glass’ – Rather than the Art We Consume, a Meditation on the Art that Consumes Us
With our show Looking Glass coming up in July, I figured it would be nice to write about pieces that if I had the chance would put in this show, or pieces that illustrate a concept that inspired the show. So here is a little peek into a curators mind: pieces from history that inspired the Looking Glass show.
The Vienna Secession, Art Nouveau, and Kuchen
A brief picture of the Vienna Secessionist movement, Art Nouveau interior design, and Vienna & Austrian cafe culture
Art and the word ‘Grotesque’
I would describe myself as enjoying challenging art, scary art, art that not everyone can digest or enjoy, art that examines things we see as unfit to be in the public light. To describe this work, we often come across the word ‘grotesque.’ A word that I find visually beautiful simply in the way it’s spelled, and a word that in art has an incredibly interesting history and modern impact.
Amor Vincit Omnia
Love conquers all. How beautiful and tender it is to acknowledge love and its ability to heal, resolve, relieve and conquer all. It is our eternal hope. And to believe in love is essential to our existence. The notion that love is victorious over all is hopeful and prosaic and yet the human experience shows each of how devastating love can be. 'Amor vincit omnia' through the ages and the arts.
The ‘Stripped’ Guide
One of my goals when curating Stripped was that every piece would flow with one another. I’m hoping you’re able you’re able to draw parallels between pieces and between artists, creating a cohesive and evocative experience through multiple visual channels.
The history behind the ‘Stripped’ show location – the Picton Barracks
The location of ‘Stripped’ is about as unique as the show itself. With a long history and kept in its original condition it adds another layer of meaning, and visual depth to ‘Stripped’.