Annika Harding

20 May 2015 to 27 Jun 2015

An exhibition of paintings on cardboard by Annika Harding, Damn explores landscapes in various stages of destruction, construction and activity. These raw and vivid paintings recycle and reconstruct images from ventures into managing the environment, including large-scale projects aimed at shaping the environment to man's needs at the time. A prominent example of this can be seen in the works based on images of dams around Australia and the world, many being demolished due to changing needs and growing concerns about damage to river ecosystems. Harding is fascinated by these landscapes and the ways they can be investigated through paint, drawing out questions about humanity's exploitation of the landscape and how we might continue to redress our attitudes toward this exploitation in the future.

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