The light fades but the gods remain
Monash Gallery of Art
27 July to 29 September 2019
The light fades but the gods remain is a major exhibition curated by Pippa Milne showcasing two key series’ by Bill Henson, one of Australia’s most eminent artists, exploring the suburb of Glen Waverley where he grew up.
In celebration of MGA’s 25th anniversary, Bill Henson was commissioned to revisit the suburb of his childhood and to produce a new body of work that reflects upon his earlier series Untitled 1985–86, known by many as ‘the suburban series’. This ground-breaking commission offers an unparalleled insight into one of Australia’s most revered artists, as he explores the notion of home, intensifying the everyday to a point of dramatic revelation and romantic beauty. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive publication, The light fades but the gods remain, co-published with Thames & Hudson Australia.
Image: BILL HENSON Untitled SH4 N24 2018–19, archival pigment ink-jet print, 127 x 180 cm