Matthew Grahame, Danny Colombo and Thomas Breakwell
Curated by Kelvin Skewes
Marginal presents the work of three Melbourne based photographic artists, Matthew Grahame, Danny Colombo and Thomas Breakwell. All three of these artists train their attention on the peculiarities of suburbia and its periphery.
Their work explores both the margins that exist in suburbia and the marginal regard given to the quality of the human experience in suburbia. The margins that exist in suburbia are manifold; the margins between natural and manmade, between control and disorder, between public and private, between vehicular and pedestrian and between despair and dreams. Through flattening objects and the marks on the landscape onto the surface of a photograph, we can see the uncompromising nature of contemporary suburban existence. The world in these photographs is not devoid of hope though, because amongst the harshness we see uncommon beauty and radiant glimmers of hope. (image: Thomas Breakwell)