Lauren Black: Memento Mori + A Complex Beauty

Lauren Black considers the inner sanctum of the human body across two related exhibitions titled ‘Memento Mori’ and ‘A Complex Beauty’. Juxtaposing themes reflect on life and death in a display of new works inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, and a suite of anatomical drawings derived from the artist’s investigation of internal organs and tissue specimens from museum collections. These intricate studies are presented in portrait style, detailing varying states of internal disease, energised by the artist in their new incarnations.

Lauren Black, Scene I, 2016, digital print on paper, gouache, cotton gauze, paper size 1.15 x 77cm, overall size variable x 88cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria

Art Gallery of Ballarat
Until 28 January, 2018
Victoria