the promised land

Dianne tanzer gallery | MELBOURNE | OCTOBER 2012

An exhibition of new drawings by Melbourne artist Becc Ország. Ország's work questions the voyeur’s moral ambivalence and role as a witness to their own experience. It’s the potential for upheaval or worse, nothingness that we constantly seem to be on the edge of. Unseen and unspoken, unaware of just how close to that line we are. Through highly detailed small scale drawings Ország explores unresolved narratives forcing individual observation and interpretation. Figures are removed from their original contexts into dissected, re-imagined, illusionary realms. Gestures are exaggerated, mimicry is amplified and gazes are obscured. The protagonists become anonymous and redundant stripped of power and will. The viewer unable to meet their eye becomes a witness acutely aware of their voyeuristic behaviour.