Night Swimming

2 February 2021 - 6 March 2021

Image: Pat Brassington, Flushed, 2019. Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery.


2 February 2021 - 6 March 2021




ARC ONE Gallery [i]
45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
Wed – Sat, 11am – 5pm


Wheelchair access

Pat Brassington’s work exposes how the endless possibilities of our deep and complex inner states—its narratives of sex, memory and identity—run quietly rampant. Influenced by surrealism, feminism and psychoanalysis, these provocatively ambiguous images knit the ordinary with the unusual.

In Night Swimming, Brassington’s photomontages reveal the power of the mind to transform mundane objects and situations into sites/sights of horror, menace, sensuality or desire. The digital manipulation and evocative juxtaposition of elements in each work leave them open to interpretation; bodily fragments, fleshy tones, props and claustrophobic interiors are rendered abject or sublime, unsettling or seductive, expose the viewer’s innermost predilections, hopes, biases and fears.

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