Marnie Haddad unveils her new exhibition, 'The Estate' at Graham Geddes salon from 15 – 22 March 2019.
Haddad's new works draw inspiration from her love of classic film, depicted in her evocative and poetic portraits utilising shadow and subtle illumination. Haddad's cinematic staging, rich painterly hues, technical precision and romantic undercurrents are beautifully articulated in this latest photographic essay.
In this series, Haddad illustrates 'a time that stands still', she commented – "it's neither comforting nor unsettling, but focuses on the kind of timeless travel that stops the clock and allows your imagination to transport you."
The fantasy that cinema brings has long ignited Haddad's artistic sensibilities, she recalls being mesmerized by a flickering theatre scene where ordinary objects take on deeper meanings - the pink fluted glass, the arranged flowers, the street lights casting stripes through the venetian blinds, the curtains locked in folds, the heavy velvet that sits and fades with the migrating sun.
Haddad's quest is to keep alive and tangible the fantasy that sometimes exists only in our minds. The result is the creation of an etched memory that is everlasting and invites you to dance within the possibilities.
Exhibition Address and viewing times; Graham Geddes, 883 High Street, Armadale, Victoria. 11am – 3pm Friday 15, Saturday 16, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 March 2019