"KINK MEETS COUTURE, A HYBRID EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND INSTALLATION PRESENTED BY LUKE GEORGE AND TEMPERANCE HALL FOR MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL 2021."
Melbourne artist Luke George presents a fresh take on fetish-inspired fashion by creating a series of photographic artworks and continuously-evolving wearable pieces - made from rope - in his latest exhibition DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION.
Alongside beautifully framed and carefully positioned hanging artworks which feature model Mark Binette adorned in George's meticulously patterned rope garments, the exhibition also features a mannequin displaying the artist's stunning ropework.
The exhibition's opening night, held on Wednesday 28th April at Temperance Hall in South Melbourne, featured a number of models wearing Luke's rope pieces, performances and a DJ to really set the mood for the exciting collision of 'kink-meets-couture'.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION: "Obsessed with rope as a medium to explore tensions and connectivity, artist Luke George has designed and handcrafted a stunning garment that binds itself to a person, and people to each other. The function and craft of macramé intersects with the aesthetics and dynamics of rope bondage. A kind of hard-soft.
Exploring the potential for different types of masculinities through the qualities of beauty, intimacy, connection and care, this hybrid exhibition of installation and photography spotlights an haute couture rope bondage gown, worthy of any Met Gala red carpet."
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Thursday 29 April, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday 30 April, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday 1 May, 11:00am - 9:00pm Sunday 2 May, 11:00am - 5:00pm COST
This exhibition is free to attend as part of the Midsumma 2021 festivities!
Visit DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION at Temperance Hall - 199 Napier Street South Melbourne.
NOTE: The exhibition is located in a gallery space located on a first floor which is only accessible via stairs.
ABOUT LUKE GEORGE
As both a visual artist and choreographer, Luke George is passionate about exploring the space between audience and art; the viewer and the viewed. Whilst specialising in a variety of multimedia, much of George's work revolves around investigating ways of conveying intimacy and connection through visual language and a deep understanding of both relational and queer politics.
Find Luke George online via www.lukegeorge.net