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"Jan Nelson and Liza May Post"
2004-08-27 until 2004-11-14
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
On Friday 27 August, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, opens an exhibition of work by Australian artist Jan Nelson and Dutch artist Liza May Post. Representing the third in the MCA’s series positioning the work of an Australian artist alongside that of an international peer, the exhibition presents strange, moody images of solitary figures in surreal environments, and emotionally charged sculptures and paintings that explore the angst and emotional turmoil of adolescence.
Included in the exhibition is a suite of 12 intimate portraits of young people on the cusp of puberty from Nelson's ongoing body of work, Walking in Tall Grass (1999-2004). Also on display are a number of photographs, paintings and two new sculptural works, Blackwood (2004) and Down (2004), completing the series. Post presents a selection of stand-alone photographic and film works spanning the mid 1990s to 2001, including the films Visitors (1998) and Trying (1998), created for the 2001 Venice Biennale.