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Leah Fraser – In The Beginning There Were Stars

Leah Fraser in her Sydney studio. Photo: William Mansfield.

The latest collection of artworks by Leah Fraser explores the creative forces of time, memory and movement in a hatching human experience.

“The dust of the universe that swirled together everything around us – the Cosmic Egg of the Brahmins, the Big Bang, God: whatever it is that describes the stored energy of creation – made us. This material has been dissolving and reforming again and again, to make our bodies in the present time, and will shift again to become our future selves.”

The otherworldly paintings of Leah Fraser form an ocular poetry.

The works in this series visualise the profound power of sensory awareness in defining our perception of ‘now’. Pondering the mutualism between physical sensation and our understanding of experience. 

By anthropomorphising narratives around creation, Fraser creates her own mythological pantheon that blends the poetry of personal experience with historical and spiritual consciousness. Her characters are everything and nothing, existing in ‘mythical time’ that has no beginning or end. 

Until Sep 15. Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay. Info: www.arthousegallery.com.au

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