New Works 2011

Lee Goreas

Lee Goreas uses large-format digital photography to explore the relationship between a found object and its related environment. Through heroic portraits, this latest series transforms golf balls from mass-produced objects into larger-than-life characters. Each ball occupies centre stage, as Goreas photographs their form, colour, surface, and texture. The text inscribed is sometimes humorous, other times cryptic, but most are mundane. Their heavily weathered and scarred surface resembles the cratered surface of the moon. Whether new or old, expensive or cheap, dirty or clean, every ball is given a persona and unique history, through its life on the course and in the way the artist has depicted them.