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Louise Paramor
Parallel Universe

Parallel Universe is a series comprised of thirteen glass-boxed dioramas (each approx. 20 x 27 x 23cm) and thirteen ink-jet prints (each approx. 95 x 130cm).

 

In the series I have combined miniature human figures with my assemblage work to create tiny worlds that offer colourful and whimsical architectural propositions. Sourced from an architectural supply shop, the human models embody a number of different archetypes, and it is this arbitrary representation that I find compelling and in keeping with my methodology of chance findings. The people are colourful and detailed, matching the palette of my plastic assemblages, the marrying of the two being a process of intuition.

 

The human representations create the individual titles, such as, for example,

The backpacker and the performance artist and The dandy and the daredevil.

The use of figurative representation to anchor and animate my sculptural work is a new development, stemming from my work in public sculpture, where scale relating to human size is key. 


Louise Paramor

 

Paramor graduated from the Western Australian Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting (1985) and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts (1988).  She is well-known for her large-scale public art commissions throughout Australia, which often originate from found domestic and industrial objects reinterpreted into brightly coloured pop-inspired forms.

 

Paramor’s work is held in the following collections: the Art Gallery of Western Australia,  National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Curtin University, Perth, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Monash University Museum of Art, Artbank, Glen Eira City Council, Melbourne, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria and the Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

 

Louise is represented by Finkelstein Gallery, Melbourne

 

Website: www.louiseparamor.com
Instagram: @louise_paramor

 

The works in this exhibition were created with the assistance of the City of Melbourne.  

You can find a copy of the exhibition room brochure and pricelist here...

Louise Paramor

Parallel Universe

Sofi's Lounge
Level 1

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

June - August 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Two women & a toddler (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Infringment notice (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The big deal (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The dandy and the daredevil (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The photographer and the model (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The porter and the preist (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The reunion (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Farewell, my lovely (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Silly Season (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Posting a letter (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Tourists (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Three generations (diorama) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The reunion (inkjet print) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Tourists (inkjet print) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The porter and the priest (inkjet print) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The photographer and the model (inkjet print) from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The dandy and the daredevil from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Infringement notice from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Three generations from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The big deal from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The backpacker and the performance artist from the exhibition Parallel Universe 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Two women and a toddler from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Farewell, my lovely from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

The bride and the groom from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021

Louise Paramor

Louise Paramor

Posting a letter from the exhibition Parallel Universe, 2021