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Gallery 6NINE

Exhibition Detail
The Art of Reading
69 Smith St
Fitzroy
3066 Melbourne
Australia


May 1st, 2013 - May 19th, 2013
 
, Rita ZammitRita Zammit
© Courtesy of the artist & 69 Smith Street Gallery
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Books have always been a central part of my life. “The Art of Reading” has been inspired by this passion, and apprehension about the threat imposed on traditional media by the digital revolution. A home without books feels like a very sterile place.

Reading books is not enough for me—I want to own and savour my favourites. I love to rearrange them, sometimes by size or subject matter. My own large, eclectic collection has become a safety hazard as it spreads through my apartment.

My paintings observe readers and books in different settings. They seek to emphasise an easy familiarity – an association between old friends. Reproducing photographs of real life situations in an abstract and figurative style distorts the characters and creates an evocative atmosphere bonding books to readers.


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