On becoming lost
Something that is vital to my existence, and it’s often very misunderstood, is being...
Male; Real/Ideal is the creation of Brodie Paparella who had experienced at first hand how some friends, contemporaries and colleagues had grappled with their self esteem due to their body shape.
The stunning display is curated by emerging artist and curator Kat Coppock. It displays the work of artists Dave Laslett, Meg Cowell, Amy Herrman, Zezette Lindquist, Louie Tarr, Kat Coppock, and Cherylinn Baker.
“This particular exhibition is a tribute to men who were born thin, and don’t fit within the muscular, stocky and athletic Australian male we’ve all been brought up to aspire to. And it’s not that we’re unhealthy: we’re not gym junkies, we don’t have drug addictions, nor do we have anorexia or bulimia. We just are how we are. A visual testament to the resilience of the modern male, “Male; Real/Ideal” speaks to a society feeling disenfranchised in an organic inability to meet standards of appearance and ability set by media and pervasive celebrity. The Mill presents this first series of a stunning multimedia exhibition of men as they are.
Brodie Paparella has joined forces with emerging artist and curator Katherine Coppock to bring to life a concept born from grapple with self-esteem he’d seen amongst his contemporaries, colleagues and friends. An exhibition of photographic work, “Male; Real/Ideal” is a devised collaboration with men from the community, whose stories will be presented along with the images.
We invite you to a night of conversation, vision, and imagination. Join esteemed speakers and partners for a night of art, video, food and entertainment, and explore the idea of men who do not meet the mold. Featuring the work of local and interstate photographers, artists and models, see if you can draw your own line between Male: Real/Ideal.
The Exhibition Opened Friday 6th September 2013 at The Mill, Adelaide
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this gallery does contain images and voices of people who have died.