Exhibition: Melt by Simon Harsent. 5 February – 1 March

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Edmund Pearce Gallery
Swanston Street
Melbourne

5 February – 1 March 2014

Simon Harsent’s exhibition and accompanying monograph Melt present portraits of icebergs as they travel Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord. The ecological story is self-evident; more sections are breaking away from the arctic ice cap and melting faster due to global warming. But the chronicle of the iceberg is, for the artist, a metaphorical reflection upon his own mortality.

Harsent states; “Seeing them first overpowering in grandeur and then, later, about to be absorbed back into the flux from which they came, is both beautiful and humbling: a metamorphosis that endows them with a life-span, each with it’s own personality, each with it’s own story.

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