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Opening - Angus Mordont 'Standing Rock'

  • Dominik Mersch Gallery 75 McLachlan Avenue Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY is pleased to present Angus Mordant’s first solo exhibition ‘Standing Rock’. Opening on Thursday 30nd March, this exhibition will feature work Australian-born New York-based artist Angus Mordant, whose work has been published in the New York Times and Wall St Journal to mention a few.

Centred on the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile underground pipeline expected to transport crude oil, the exhibition features large format photographs documenting the Standing Rock Sioux in moments of conflict and solidarity in their ongoing fight against the pipeline.

Angus Mordant said of his interest in documenting the situation: “I was interested in the unprecedented gathering of Native American tribes – a historic event in its in its own right… I watched reports of private security using attack dogs against peaceful protesters while construction workers allegedly desecrated sacred sites. Unsure of the exact situation on the ground and determined to learn more, I booked my first flight and arrived at the Oceti Sakowin Camp.”

Angus Mordant’s photographs show not only the tension and violence that has resulted from these protests, but also the rich culture and moments of celebration amongst the Native American people as they come together to protect their land.

‘Standing Rock’ will be on display at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Upstairs 75 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney from 30 March until 22 April 2017. The exhibition will be opened on 30 March by Professor Larissa Behrendt. Entry is free.

EXHIBITION DATES: 30.03 – 22.04.2017, EXHIBITION OPENING: 30.03.2017, 6 – 8 PM