David Collins / White Rhino / January 16 – February 09 2013

Collins’ exhibition titled White Rhino references Greek mythology, biblical stories and contemporary pop culture. His ultra rich, large format photographs comment on his generation’s hedonistic mind set and preoccupation with luxury and decadence. Each carefully stylised scenario invites us to move beyond the image surface to engage at a deeper level and become an active voyeur. Collins’ states that his intent is to “transform our deeply held desires into tangible realities.” through the images.

David Collins was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1988. Specialising in photography and video media David studied Art at Curtin University, graduating with first class honours in 2010. David’s work has been displayed in several exhibitions including solo shows at Perth Centre of Photography (2009), Linton & Kay Contemporary (2011) and Wagner Art Gallery (2012) as well as group exhibitions such as Pingyao photography festival in China. His work has been reviewed in publications Australian Art Collector Magazine, Scoop magazine and The West Australian Newspaper. David’s commercial client base includes jewellery designer Sophie Kyron and musician Abbe May. As well as photography David has worked as artistic director on the independent film Good Times For Oscar that was featured at the 2010 Future Shorts Film Festival.

This exhibition forms part of the 2013  Midsumma Festival visual arts program.

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Reviews:
Robert Nelson, Immaculate Constructions in Relief, The Age – January 30, 2013