chrome and lace
Inspired by pin-up girls from the 50s and 60s Dale Haberfield
has combined 25 years experience as a professional
photographer and his life-long passion for Hot Rods to
produce Sinners and Saints. Presented and printed on a
range of materials these stunning works explore the notion of
photography, art and sculpture."
Here is my part of a discussion that followed amongst parents:
And secondly, as I have had an upbringing in South Africa during the apartheid era it was strongly ingrained; as our family culture was that every person has rights that should not be abused ever - even if it was acceptable to others. For me using women/images of their bodies to promote cars or for art in this particular way is crude and offensive, and so I have a personal aversion to any adverts, art etc that 'use'/'abuse' woman’s bodies in such a way. Woman libbers of my day in South Africa would have fought tooth and nail against such things (e.g. women having a right not to have their bodies being used to promote things).
If people want art like that - fine, but leave it in a separate gallery, where parents can chose not to take their children. And don’t make it part of your children’s program.
For general viewing I believe that art should be G-rated both visually and in theme and content. Today’s exhibition was definitely not!
There has been recent discussion in the political arena as to whether general exhibition art should be G rated! I VOTE, YES!