Up Close: Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang
Up Close traces the significant legacy of Australian photographer Carol Jerrems [1949-1980], and situates her work alongside that of other photo-based artists from the 1970s and 1980s Larry Clark and Nan Goldin from New York, and William Yang from Sydney. Sharing an interest in sub-cultural groups and individuals on the margins of society, each artist has a remarkable capacity to provide an empathetic glimpse into semi-private worlds through intimate depictions of people and their surroundings. An extensive display of Jerrems's photographs and films drawn from across her career will be complemented by Clarks' images of teenagers including from his Tulsa portfolio 1971; Yang's celebratory images of Sydney's gay scene in the 1970s and Goldin's The Ballad of Sexual Dependency a photographic slide work chronicling the lives of her friends, family and lovers.
Newly discovered prints by Jerrems are included as well as rare archival material from Jerrems' family. Works by Rennie Ellis from the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive are displayed in the exhibition including two colour portraits of Carol from 1970. Up Close is guest curated for Heide by Natalie King.