The Naked Truth
Mixed media: fibreglass, resin, plaster of paris,
The Naked Truth
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Mixed media: fibreglass, resin, plaster of paris
W: 800mm x H: 800mm x D: 1400mm
W: 31" x H: 31" x D: 55"
Approx. Weight: 50kg
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About "The Naked Truth"
The Truth. Naked we leave as naked we arrive.
A naked impression of a body lies within the form of an egg, suggesting that what was there has either birthed from this, a womb … or possibly moved to beyond from what was rather its tomb.
At birth we are reliant on the womb to provide us a safe haven to nourish our bodies into the world. At death we are reclaimed to the earth. Our own fragility in birth and in death is represented in the foetal position entombed within the egg form symbolizing that we have no power over our own birth or death.
We come into this world naked, possessing nothing material … and leave the same way … as and only ourselves.
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Lara is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Lara Mellon lives in Durban, South Africa and works out of her home studio in Durban North, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
She first exhibited exhibited in 2002 in her home town. In 2008 and 2009 she exhibited in London and Berlin.
Her work continuously shifts between the traditional medium of oil on canvas, and mixed media, collage and assembly.
Her work is sweeping, expressive and often conveys a nostalgia or sense of drama (possibly why others describe the style as ‘Turner-esque').
2012, May - RSA - Fat Tuesday - Lost, Found and Stolen
2012, Jan - RSA - KZNSA - Members Exhibition
2011, Dec - RSA - Tathum - Fabulous Picture Show
2011, Nov - RSA - Art on the Way
2011 - New York, Starfish Foundation - Great Hearts
2011 - France - Three Wise Monkeys
2011, Mar - Fat Tuesday - Two Goats and a Dog - joint exhibition (Joan Martin, Maggie Strachan)
2010, Nov - The everyONEcounts campaign
2010, Feb - KZNSA Member's - On Line
2009, Nov - PMB TATHAM GALLERY - The Fabulous Picture Show
2009, Oct - artSPACE Durban - Friends - Group Exhibition
2009, Oct - Sibaya Casino & Entertainent Kingdom - Wildlands Art for Conservation
2009, Sep - KwaNyoni - Group Annual Exhibit
2009, July - Nivea Start at The NSA Gallery - Finalist
2009, June - Upstairs at Bamboo - Scratching Surfaces - joint exhibit: as at Kizo
2009 - KIZO ART GALLERY, Umhlanga
2009 - KZNSA - Member Exhibition - 3rd Prize
2008 - artSPACE BERLIN - Joint Exhibition (Roz Cryer, Maggie Strachan)
2008 - CONINGSBY GALLERY LONDON - Joint Exhibition (Maggie Strachan)
2008 - PMB TATHAM GALLERY - Garett Artists
2007 - artSPACE Durban - Joint Exhibition (Roz Cryer, Maggie Strachan)
2007 - artSPACE Durban - Annual Art Show
2007 - KZNSA - Buzzart
2007 - artSPACE Durban - Garett Artists - Curated: Jeanette Gilkes
2007 - KZNSA - Members Exhibition - Merit Award
2006 - SUN CITY - Positive Exhibition
2005 - NSA - Member's Exhibition - Runner up
2004 - NSA - Member's Exhibition
2003 - DURBAN ART GALLERY - Heritage Day Exhibition
2003 - PMB TATHAM GALLERY - Garret Artists
2002 - artSCENE - Joint Exhibition (Maggie Strachan, Crystelle Wilson) Curated: Deanne Donaldson
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