Image credit: Pezaloom, Dopa Kinesia, 2015, Type C photograph on di-bond mount, 297 mm X 420 mm. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection.
Image Credit: Pezaloom, Installation view of Comfort Abandoned series 2014 in Small Town Fetish exhibition at Latrobe Regional Gallery, 25 January to 21 June 2020. Photograph: Latrobe Regional Gallery.
Image credit: Pezaloom, Installation view of works from Dopa Kinesia, 2015, series in Small Town Fetish exhibition at Latrobe Regional Gallery 25 January to 21 June 2020. Photograph: Latrobe Regional Gallery.
Image credit: Pezaloom, Long After Love Left, 2014, Type C photograph, 297 x 420 mm. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection.
LRG IN CONVERSATION
Local artist Pezaloom talks to LRG Senior Curator David O’Halloran about his practice in this one on one conversation at Latrobe Regional Gallery.
Morwell artist Pezaloom is a highly active member of the artist community in Gippsland. Pezaloom has developed a photographic practice concerned with ghosts of lives lived, including his own. Pezaloom has spent much of his life in the Latrobe Valley and the odd “menacing aesthetic” provided by our valley creates an apt metaphor for the dissonance occurring in his own body.
Pezaloom’s major survey exhibition, ‘Small town fetish’ in early 2020 included images from his ‘Dopa Kinesia’ series developed in response to Parkinson disease which is slowly taking control of his body. Another major suite of works documents an abandoned home in Morwell in which remain personal and resonant artefacts of the previous residents. Poetic works such as his images of the detritus that gathers in the corners of rooms also feature in the exhibition.
Latrobe Regional Gallery is proud to present the work of such a high calibre and committed local artist. Nineteen of the images from Pezaloom’s exhibition entered the permanent collection of the Gallery forming an important record of Pezaloom’s artistic career and of the town of Morwell.
Pezaloom’s art is one of humanity, humour and poetry.
Latrobe Regional Gallery’s Education and Public Programs are generously supported by Australian Paper