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Tracey Moffatt: Love and Adventures

Steven Kasher Gallery
521 West 23rd Street, 212-966-3978
March 7 - April 29, 2006
Reception: Tuesday, March 7, 6 - 8 PM
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Adventure Series is an eye-popping collection of 10 large-scale pieces that play with pop-culture staples such as comic strips, television and B-movies. Each work in the series incorporates three “frames” that depict an open-ended story. Moffatt says, I love early-1970’s modern adventure stories in comics and movies, especially low- budget American and Australian television dramas. In these productions `adventure’ meant jumping into a speedboat or a small plane to catch a `poacher’ and the stories were always set in exotic locations.

Moffatt’s twenty minute video entitled Love also explores Hollywood conventions, turning a critical eye on relationships between men and women. Moffatt writes: Love is a rollercoaster montage of some of my favorite Hollywood melodramas depicting love scenes, which in the end turn out to be not so romantic. These love scenes are drawn from recognizable films spanning several eras.
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