THIS ABOUT THE CITY
1 to 23 March 2019
Carmelo Grasso's study of the central business district of Melbourne attempts to document the impact rapid growth has on an ever expanding multi-cultural city and its inhabitants by drawing inspiration from Melbourne’s well documented photograph archive of historic landmarks which show a city being carved from scratch out of a vast and empty landscape and the cultural amalgam constantly redefining what it means to exist within a city.
Through the use of negative space, this series of works evoke the sense of an emerging city coming into being, a new face and personality to contend with the demands of the 21st century. The intentional incompleteness and suggestion of forms evoke an obscured yet tangible forming of a landscape taking shape, continually reconstructing its image and eluding to an uncertain future and an undefined present.
Written By Josh Peell