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Sheet series 2
[100 Photographs, pl. 084]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
In the 1970s, Moore became involved in the growing 'art photography' market. In this series of images of a figure in bed, the sheet creates a sculptural relief concealing the body beneath. He was exploring the potential for ambiguity in photography, as he now believed that photography could ask questions of the viewer as well as answer them: 'à perhaps photography doesn't have to strive to be explicit'.
Alan Davies, The State Library of NSW
This photograph was included in the David Moore 100 Photographs series that toured the State Library of NSW (titled David Moore 100 photographs) in late 2005. The exhibition then travelled to Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, in 2006, changing its title to David Moore A Vision, 1927-2003; and then to Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Shepparton Art Gallery (2006), Albury Regional Art Gallery (2007), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), Wollongong City Gallery (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), and finally to LaTrobe Regional Gallery (2008). A Limited Edition of the series was also produced.