moonlight mile
andrew curtis

27 July - 24 August 2013

Orexart presents Andrew Curtis' 'Moonlight Mile', first shown at Melbourne's Blockprojects in February 2013 to critical review.

The silver light, regolithic quality of the earth, and long shadows cast by these topographies are suggestive of lunar landscapes, but further inspection engenders doubt. He describes this work revealingly as an "artificial typology of mountains from another world, a sort of sublime, romantic version of Bernd and Hilla Becher's typologies of the industrial landscape".

Lighting is a key element of Curtis' photography; his signature technique of 'painting with light' by tracing over an object with a handheld lamp during exposure, produces an unearthly glow appropriate to a world that is secret, staged and strange.

"Andrew Curtis's large-scale monochrome photographs possess a planetary bent if taken at a glance. These stunningly lit, meticulously detailed images resemble towering mountains and vast lunar landscapes, uninhabited but for the photographic record and their long, cold shadows."

- Dan Rule, The Age, 2 March 2013

Hoppers Crossing 1, 2012. Archival pigment print on cotton rag. 1200 x 1800mm

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Hoppers Crossing 2, 2013. Archival pigment print on cotton ra, Ed. 1/5. 1200 x 1800 mm

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Hoppers Crossing 3, 2013. Archival pigment print on cotton rag, Ed. 1/5. 1200 x 1800 mm

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Point Cook 1, 2013. Archival pigment print on cotton rag, Ed. 1/5. 660 x 1000 mm

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Point Cook 2, 2013. Archival pigment print on cotton rag, Ed. 1/5. 660 x 1000 mm

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Almurta, 2013. Archival pigment print on cotton rag. 1200 x 1800 mm

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Wallan, 2013. Archival pigment print on cotton rag, Ed. 1/5. 1200 x 1800 mm

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Wonthaggi, 2013. Archival pigment print on cotton rag, Ed. 1/5. 1200 x 1800 mm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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