Lou Conboy is a photographic artist based in Hobart, Tasmania. While in residency at the Q Bank Gallery during the month of January 2020, Lou and Emmalie huddled together in the very full bedroom behind the studio and took the opportunity to chat. Lou speaks on her long standing relationship with The Myth of Sisyphus, the complexities of identity, the wild and untamable, the trepidation and thrill of experimenting with rare and unusual material, her childhood connections to the Tasmanian West Coast and standing her ground in Berlin.
“Embracing the absurd is a leading philosophy in my practice. Clashing and combining costume, landscape and stories to reveal and question bigger truths about how we live and how we interact with nature. The characters I create and photograph are spirits, residues of our combined pasts. They don’t really belong anywhere except in the anachronistic dream landscapes of photography. My ambition is to attempt to understand these dislocated wanderers and to create space where they can live, where we can safely contemplate them.” – Lou Conboy for The Henry Jones Art Hotel website
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Lou Conboy will be showing work at Contemporary Art Tasmania, North Hobart, in an exhibition called Circumbinary Orbits: An Unsteady Compass. The exhibition opens on October 2nd, 2020 and runs until October 18th, 2020. Lou developed An Unsteady Compass while in residence at Q Bank Gallery, Queenstown, Tasmania.
Register for the opening event @ https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/120493119163
More information available @ https://contemporaryarttasmania.org/programs/circumbinary-orbits-an-unsteady-compass/
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