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Hillary Green

Hillary Green


Hillary Green b.1971- d.2017

Brisbane-based artist {Performance, Photomedia]

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Hillary GREEN
Bachelor of Photography (Honours)
b.1971, Culver City, California, United States of America
Carter Washington 2013
Honey Brown 2013
Preston ‘Oreo’ Dillinger 2013
From the series Black by Popular Demand
Digital photographic image. Ultrachrome K3 ink on photo rag pearl
dimensions variable
Ideas of selfhood, representation and performance have been a continuing
interest in the photographic practice of Hillary Green. In her previous works,
this has been seen in portraits of others; her subjects include a cast of circus
and drag artists, whose characters lend themselves to hyperbolic or
exaggerated versions of self-representation.
In this series of work Green herself becomes the focus, performing as both
author and subject. Green question notions of authenticity and the stable self,
whilst examining the relationship between representation and portraiture. She
comments of the work;
Turning the camera upon myself I question, how can one ever know the ‘real’
person when our self-concepts, our self-representations and corporeality are
in a constant state of construction? How too can I ever be certain that I know
myselves? [1]
The vividness of the photographs creates a sense of the hyperreal, drawing
further attention to the over-constructed nature of identity, gender and culture.
Hillary Green held a solo show at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts,
‘Behind the Velvet Curtain’ in 2009. She has recently been included in group
exhibitions at the Queensland Centre of Photography, Lust for Life Gallery,
and the Museum of Brisbane. In 2011 she was a finalist in the Lord Mayor’s
Photographic Awards.
Amy Clare McCarthy, 2013
1. Hillary Green, artist statement, 2013