Framing the figure—contemporary photography and moving image works from the collection
Framing the figure explores artists’ use of the camera to capture their human subjects in both still and moving images. Through performative gestures, constructed narratives or a focus on specific body parts, these lens-based artists work closely with their subjects to compose the figure within the camera’s frame. As our perceptions of time continue to be affected by extended periods of lockdown, isolation and uncertainty, this selection of works highlights still photography’s capacity to freeze a moment in time and conversely, the repetition of actions and activity that moving image works present.
A Geelong Gallery collection exhibition
Framing the figure is currently available as a virtual exhibition. The exhibition will be on display at Geelong Gallery from 23 January 2021 to 24 April 2021.