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Passive Aggressive Power | Clinton Naina (formerly Nain)

February 28 - March 23

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power - Beautiful Rags, 2019, dimensions variable

Passive Agressive Power
CLINTON NAIN

28 February – 23 March, 2019

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019
Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 7, 2019, 150x122cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 7, 2019, 150x122cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 5, 2018, 145x110cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 5, 2018, 145x110cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 6, 2019, 153x120cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 6, 2019, 153x120cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019

Clinton Naina, Bleach Flag , 2019, dimensions variable
Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 13, 2019, 120x87cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 13, 2019, 120x87cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 4, 2018, 145x110cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 4, 2018, 145x110cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Warpaint 3, 2018, 61x42cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Warpaint 3, 2018, 61x42cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power - Beautiful Rags, 2019, dimensions variable detail

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power – Beautiful Rags, 2019, dimensions variable detail

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power - Beautiful Rags, 2019, dimensions variable

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power – Beautiful Rags, 2019, dimensions variable

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power - Beautiful Rags, 2019, dimensions variable
Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019
Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 9, 2019, 183x122cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 9, 2019, 183x122cm

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019

Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive Power 14, 2018, 123x91cm

In his first exhibition since joining Gallerysmith in 2018, Clinton Nain reveals a new series of paintings, works on paper, installation and film which explore the impact of imperial power structures imposed on Torres Strait Islanders since 1871.

Naina says, “this body of work is created and presented to you unfortunately from a long connection to passive-aggressivism. Being me (blak velvet queen) and where I live on the other side of the fence.  Where I come from and how I and my people in the past and in the now (today) live and are treated by the ‘almighty powerful aggressor’. The Master, Invader, Capitalist, Colonists and Crown, holding a bottle of White King Bleach, hiding behind the Cross with greed in their eyes and with a great uncontrollable hunger for more and more. As I and my people are told to remain pacified because this is ‘God’.”

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Start:
February 28
End:
March 23
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