An exhibition of 35mm photography by Zo Damage
12–16 June 2019
STILL is about moments, human impact, construction, deconstruction and finding the magic of newness and growth.
Still is raw.
Still pushes against the utopian ideal of perfection driven by technology and an unrealistic obsession of the unobtainable.
Still celebrates imperfection in all its splendour. The grit, the rawness and the … humanity.
I love construction, deconstruction and chaos, each symbolising growth, new beginnings, moving forward.
Human impact resonates very strongly with me in the simplest of things, from an asthma pump embedded in the mud of a desolate construction site to a lonely feather duster on an empty and very grimy Smith St in Collingwood.
Parallels, paradox and irony. Humour and sorrow.
It reminds me of photographing bands from side of stage: A performance with 10s of thousands of people in attendance, and from back stage looking out, all I can think about is the solitude of the performers and the strangeness of the moment / situation. I also see great joys.
Everything has a story to tell, past, present and future.
STILL Exhibition by Zo Damage
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Zo Damage Gallery
147 Victoria St
Queen Victoria Market Melbourne
Zo Damage STILL exhibition proudly presented by Prism Imaging & Ilford and sponsored by C.R. Kennedy, Young Henrys, ReWine, Arts House and the City of Melbourne.