Hand in Glove by Drew Pettifer
Exhibition runs: 28 October – 11 December 2011
Hand in Glove continues Drew Pettifer’s interest in gestures of vulnerable masculinity. The gesture employed by the artist in these photographs conveys intimacy and vulnerability; it both censors desire and protects the subject from complete exposure. In each scene the artist holds the object of his desire in one hand and his camera’s cable release—the instrument of his desiring lens—in the other. This connection only serves to highlight the distance between the artist and his longing.
For the first time, Pettifer will perform alongside his photographs at various times throughout the exhibition, forcing the viewer to evaluate the gesture itself, rather than passively viewing images—to watch, rather than look.
Warning: Full-frontal nudity and adult concepts. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Drew Pettifer’s new book, I keep mine hidden, will be launched at CCP on Wednesday 17 November, 6–8pm, by Jason Smith, Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art.
I keep mine hidden is published by M.33 Publishing and designed by Darren Sylvester with a foreword by Daniel Palmer.
Drew’s photographs were proudly printed by Colour Factory using our fine art digital photographic serivce.