James Yuncken returns to fortyfivedownstairs with Places Nearby; an exhibition that captures scenes of inner Melbourne at a time in its history when self-confidence is flowering like perhaps never before.
The cultural cringe is in recession and we have attained a level of sophistication and maturity that is starting to measure up. Gone is the necessity to flee this city in the search.
Places Nearby is James’ perspective on that Melbourne, from places near where he lives and works, reflecting that new-found self-confidence.
Image: The Max, Brunswick St, afternoon of 3rd October, 2012, acrylic on board, 840 x 1120mm.