The Beginning of History at Bond Gallery, ASC Studios
Artists: Charlotte Brown, Ben Cove, Nick Kaplony. Marion Michell, Kate Murdoch, Shelley Rae, Karen Stripp.
A beautiful show of artists’ work drawing on their individual and broader histories. What I found compelling: Shelley Rae’s video installation of a reenactment of her once enslaved ancestor with his two mistresses in a love triangle, and Nick Kaplony’s false eyelashes on an overhead projector; a poignant memento mori and portrait of his mother.