Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gallery Barry Keldoulis - Debra Dawes










It’s a frightfully scary concept of being locked up in Prison, being away from loved ones, I can’t imagine what it would be like and hope it never happens to me. When I walked into Gallery Barry Keldoulis to see this show by Debra Dawes I was completely overwhelmed by the enormity of it.

It’s a BIG show and it was a commanding show to and I needed time to mule over this.

If you have been stripped of all your normal privileges except for a pen and paper then pen and paper it is, communicating in this way is the only way you can, back and forth, thoughts and feelings and the only way for the mind to escape.  At least in this inmates case he had someone to write to, Debra.

‘At Her Majesty’s Pleasure’ indian ink, gesso and paper is a story of a young man during his incarceration. His plight revealed, thoughtfully recreated within these works and hung on the gallery’s walls.

Do you think about Prison, do you think about how the family of the inmates feel and how the inmate got there and do you think about the inmate?

 Fleur MacDonald
5th May - 16th June 2012
http://www.gbk.com.au