Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Currently on show: (un) Commonplace by Peter Morgan




NANA contemporary art space is proud to present her first solo photographic exhibition: (un)commonplace by Sydney based photographer Peter Morgan. 

(un)commonplace treats the audience to an extra special experience of art this November as the interior of NANA'S gallery has been transformed into a portal of worldwide travel, introducing the audience to break dancers in New York City to monuments in Paris city gardens. In this 16 piece strong show Morgan shares his poetic stream of consciousness with us  as captured in chance shots through his camera lens.

(un)Commonplace is a cross section or work taken by artist Peter Morgan after one year of walking throughout cities in Europe, North America and Australia. Originally intended as a diary record of life during an artist residency, the body of work developed into a playful exploration of 21st century flanuerism and the dialogue between the individual (viewer or subject) and space in modern urban confines. Be- ginning in the ‘banlieues’ of Paris, the work abandons traditional digital and film cameras for the discretion and flexibilty of mobile phone camera. 

Born in Sydney, Peter received his BFA (Honours) in Photography from the National Art School in 2007. Primarily focused in the areas of street photography and portraiture, his practice revolves around contemporary fusions of surveillence, identity and the photographic tradition. He has been in a finalist in Sydney Life, The Blake Prize for Religious Art and The Australian Ethical Art Prize. In 2012, he was awarded Storrier Onslow National Art School Paris Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts. Peter works as a freelance photographer and Technical Officer at the National Art School.