Tracey Moffatt

Portals

November 7, 2019 — December 20, 2019


ENLARGE

The Visit, 2019

C-Type print

31.1 x 28.7 in; 31.1 x 46.1 in (79 x 73 cm; 79 x 117 cm)

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The Airport, 2019

C-Type print

31.1 x 46.1 in; 31.1 x 28.7 in (79 x 117 cm; 79 x 73 cm)

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The Outlaw, 2019

C-Type print

31.1 x 28.7 in; 31.1 x 46.1 in (79 x 73 cm; 79 x 117 cm)

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The Bunker, 2019

C-Type print

31.1 x 46.1 in; 31.1 x 28.7 in (79 x 117 cm; 79 x 73 cm)

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The Hospital Ship, 2019

C-Type print

31.1 x 46.1 in; 31.1 x 28.7 in (79 x 117 cm; 79 x 73 cm)

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The Departure/Arrival, 2019

C-Type print

31.1 x 28.7 in; 31.1 x 46.1 in (79 x 73 cm; 79 x 117 cm)

Works

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Tyler Rollins Fine Art is pleased to present Portals, a solo exhibition by Tracey Moffatt, taking place from November 7 through December 20, 2019. The exhibition marks the international debut of a new body of work, her first since her widely acclaimed solo presentation for the Australian Pavilion in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Portals comprises a series of six photographic diptychs, each telling a “short story” imbued with mystery and nostalgia, and featuring the artist herself in various guises. The images were shot in remote, unidentified locations using low lighting and a low shutter speed, and were then subtly manipulated to achieve ghost-like effects. The result is a series of powerful images that embody an eerie dream world, filled with wonder and foreboding, and evocative of the drama and glamor of the golden age of Hollywood. The public is cordially invited to join the artist for the opening reception of Portals on Thursday, November 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

One of today’s leading international visual artists working in photography, film and video, Moffatt is known as a powerful visual storyteller, and many of her works have achieved iconic status both in her home country of Australia and around the world. She approaches all her work with a film director’s eye for setting and narrative, and her photographs play with a dynamic array of printing processes. Born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1960, she studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, from which she graduated in 1982. Since her first solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in 1989, she has participated in well over 500 exhibitions around the world. She first gained significant critical acclaim when her short film Night Cries was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. She was selected for the international section of the 1997 Venice Biennale and was also featured in the biennials of Sydney (1993, 1996, 2008), Singapore (2011), São Paulo (1998) and Gwangju (1995). She was based for twelve years in New York City, where many of her career landmarks took place. A major exhibition at the Dia Center for the Arts in 1997-98 solidified her international reputation. Her photographic series Scarred for Life was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum and her video LOVE at the Brooklyn Museum in 2007. Also that year, she received the Infinity Award for art photography, selected by an international panel at the International Center of Photography. A retrospective exhibition of her video work was on view at the Bronx Museum in 2011, and in 2012 the Museum of Modern Art presented a comprehensive retrospective of her films and videos, featuring screenings of all her major moving image works and a ten-day series of artist talks at the museum.

Moffatt was honored with the Australia Council Visual Arts Award in 2013, and in 2016 she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her “distinguished service to the visual and performing arts as a photographer and film maker, and as a mentor and supporter of, and role model for, Indigenous artists.” Her works are included in numerous major museum collections, including: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Brooklyn Museum; Centre Pompidou; Stedelijk Museum; Tate Modern; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and the National Gallery of Australia.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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ADDITIONAL INFO

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

GENERAL PRESS

Art Radar, Travelling through the art of Tracey Moffatt at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

July, 2018


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The Brooklyn Rail, Vigils and Travellers

July, 2018


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Musée, Tracey Moffatt: Vigils

May, 2018


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Artforum, Tracey Moffatt UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST GALLERY

April, 2018


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Artnet, Editors’ Picks: 19 Things to See in New York This Week

April, 2018


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The Northern Star, 16 years in film: Renowned artist to exhibit in Lismore

April, 2018


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Elephant: The Art Culture Magazine, Confessions of a Biennale Virgin

June, 2017


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The Saturday Paper, Tracey Moffatt at the 2017 Venice Biennale

June, 2017


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Artlink, The Masque Ball of Tracey Moffatt

June, 2017


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Canadian Art, Trouble Me Venice: An Indigenous Curator’s View of the Biennale

May, 2017


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Rai, Tutte le sfumature di Tracey Moffatt

May, 2017


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SBS, Inside ‘the Moffatt memory bank’: Tracey Moffatt’s storytelling through art

May, 2017


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ArchitectureAU, Ghosts, ruins and forced migration: the 2017 Australian Venice Biennale exhibition opens

May, 2017


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Australia Unlimited, Tracey Moffatt: Expanding Australia’s horizons

May, 2017


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Elephant Magazine, Twelve Female Artists to See at the 57th Venice Biennale

May, 2017


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ArtAsiaPacific, Tracey Moffatt

May, 2017


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Bega District News, Archibald tour breaks records as Bega gallery prepares for intimate new show

May, 2017


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Creators, Tracey Moffatt’s Venice Biennale Show Tackles Global Issues with Personal Stories

May, 2017


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The Guardian, Great Australian photographs: Something More by Tracey Moffatt – an audio essay

May, 2017


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Daily Review, Tracey Moffatt at the Venice Biennale: memories are made of this

May, 2017


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The Art Newspaper, Activism is top of Venice Biennale’s agenda

May, 2017


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The Sydney Morning Herald, Venice Biennale 2017: Tracey Moffatt’s My Horizon a roaring success

May, 2017


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Whitewall, Tracey Moffatt Represents Australia with MY HORIZON

May, 2017


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The Australian, Venice Biennale: Fog lifts on Tracey Moffatt’s My Horizon

May, 2017


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The Art Newspaper, State of the nations: our pick of the Venice Biennale pavilions

May, 2017


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The Art Newspaper, Art world’s tips for the Venice Biennale

May, 2017


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Hyperallergic, Perspectives on Female Identity

May, 2017


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The Australian, Tracey Moffatt retains the mystery ahead of Venice Biennale

April, 2017


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ABC, Tracey Moffatt defies labels but adds to the story of Aboriginal art in the Venice Biennale

April, 2017


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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tracey Moffatt’s Venice Biennale entry is a hellish work

March, 2017


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The Australian, Venice Biennale ‘a gig like no other’ for Indigenous Photographer Tracey Moffatt

March, 2017


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The Guardian, Tracey Moffatt: ‘If it becomes a little terrifying then I’m interested’

March, 2017


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Art Gallery of New South Wales, Tracey Moffatt

May, 2016


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ArtsHub, Tracey Moffatt: Laudanum and other works

May, 2016


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