The Nature of Falling Light
"The Nature of Falling Light"
An exhibition of installation, time-based media and photographic prints.
Moonah Arts Centre
Opening Thurs 31 Oct, 6pm
Exhibition runs Fri 25 Oct – Sat 16 Nov
Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm
Imagine a future where we have to reconstruct the world from an incomplete set of Earth’s pieces – substituting nature to suit a cracked version of humanity in a puzzle of blind vanity.
Angela Casey’s "The Nature of Falling Light" adopts the visual aesthetics and symbolism of Dutch Vanitas painting and Victorian era culture while exploring current global environmental and existential issues.
Angela’s photographic still life images feature a combination of objects – some sourced from museums and private collections, others from disposable and recyclable popular culture.
These works present us with a powerful warning. Our insatiable hunger is hurtling us towards an increasingly dystopian world. Hedonism has run out of credit.
It is time for us to change the ending of this story.
Sat 16 Nov, 1pm
Join Angela for Conversations. This is a free, casual event where you can meet artists currently exhibiting at MAC and hear more about the stories behind their work.
Image: Angela Casey, "Decolonise the Landscape Now! no. 2" 2019, pigment print on paper.
Visual Arts, Tasweekend magazine, Nov 2-3 2019, The Mercury newspaper. Article by Andrew Harper:
"This astute show nicely uses comedy and seriousness to make some strong points about consumer culture, and the way the overwhelming detritus of capitalism impinges on the world, choking and engulfing it. There’s nothing overly subtle about the work, Its’s obvious what Angela Casey wants us to take from her images, but what makes it work is the strong construction of every image and the use of recurring colours and formal elements across all the work. The repeated use of yellow and black plastic tape that suggests some kind of accident or emergency is a strong touch. This inclusion of tape creates a thread, but so does the use of condoms and taxidermy animals and birds. Casey’s photography works because of the defined way she is constructing a visual language, with not one work being lesser. The work is likeable, even playful, and has teeth".