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David Burrows I TO EYE opens at MARS Gallery 6 June 6-8pm

BY Claire La Greca - Mars Gallery | 31-May-2013
I TO EYE extends David Burrows’ ongoing interest in binocular visual depth perception. This project takes the form of a series of head-studies presented in medium format stereoscopes inset into custom-built boxes. Using the visceral experience of looking directly into the eyes of another person as a point of departure these works exploit the mechanisms to create a place of encounter, confrontation and intimacy.
Venue: [MARS] Melbourne Art Rooms
Address: 418 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Date: Opening Thursday 6 June 2013, 6-8pm. Exhibition runs until Sunday 30 June 2013.
Web: www.marsgallery.com.au
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Image: untitled, 2013, inkjet print on rag photographique, 100 x 100cm

In the moment of eye contact we feel ourselves seeing as well as being seen. The sense of ‘self’ and ‘other’ is compounded into an electric transmission. When we meet eye-to-eye vision becomes touch. The cold voyeuristic distance of the sight collapses into a feedback loop of two beings searching and sensing each other.

David is the first Australian to have completed the highly esteemed French contemporary art institute Le Fresnoy National Studio. He has exhibited internationally in France, Germany, Bugalria, Poland and Holland and in 2011 undertook a residency in the Antarctic.