Photographer Polly Borland's exhibition SMUDGE is a series of photographs in which Polly directs and dresses different models, among them musician Nick Cave, according to her own world. SMUDGE is on display at the Art Gallery of NSW until April 21st, 2013 at the exhibition We Need to Talk About Love.
From Polly Borland’s playfully dressed-up bodies, replete with sexual suggestion, to Tim Silver’s disintegrating sculpture of a stargazing young man, this exhibition considers the variegated terrain of love’s language – joy, elation, longing, loss, melancholia and memory.
For the first time since they were opened in 1988, the now-named Franco and Amina Belgiorno-Nettis and Family Contemporary Galleries at the Art Gallery of NSW will be architecturally reconsidered, in a collaboration with Jan van Schaik of Minifie van Schaik Architects. This more intimate viewing experience will take visitors on a spatial and emotional journey through love’s language, from beginning to end.
View Polly Borland's Smudge collection available through Other Criteria.