Quaint Deeds by Ervin Janek

Sunday 13 November—Friday 9 December 2016

Let not young souls be smothered out before They do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride

What can be said, nearly two decades on, about these young women? Well, that their souls were not smothered out; that they took their recent womanhood into their own being and let the child continue to shine; that they grew into strong women, creative people, activists, healers and thinkers. Some are parents, some hold nine to fives, most are artists in one form or another, all are creative, one is even an air force pilot.

So many people at the time (and since) could not see past the fact that some of them are naked. Do I really have to explain?

Their nakedness is indicative of their unencumbered nature, the freedom, flexibility and openness of their bodies and minds. The photographs are a record and celebration of: youth, vitality, a purity of beauty and of young women growing into their own futures. May the times continue to enrich each of their lives.

Of course there are other things underlying these photos, political, societal and spiritual implications and agendas. I invite you to consider the ideas behind these photographs.

The Leaden-Eyed
From The Congo, by Vachel Lindsay

Let not young souls be smothered out before They do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride It is the world's one crime its babes grow dull, Its poor are ox-like, limp and leaden-eyed.

Not that they starve, but starve so dreamlessly, Not that they sow, but that they seldom reap, Not that they serve, but have no gods to serve, Not that they die, but that they die like sheep.

Gallery hours for this exhibition:
Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-5pm
or by appointment
Note: The CCP and The Light Gallery are closed on public holidays. 

Wine supplied by Red Art Wine.

The Light Gallery
at the Centre for Creative Photography
138 Richmond Road Marleston SA 5033