Jane Burton’s latest publication with M.33, It is Midnight, Dr.__ is a small and exquisite limited edition cloth-covered book designed by Yanni Florence. It contains 11 mounted original photographic prints accompanied by an essay from Barry Humphries. Burton’s darkly seductive and morbidly thrilling images can be read as reverie or erotic fairytale. In a garden of stone we witness a female nude assuming postures of devotion and abandonment on the earth’s floor. Like an alabaster statue come to life, a somnambulist or someone bewitched, she appears to enact unspecified rituals. As always with Burton, we experience the artist’s preoccupation with flesh and stone; mortality and the eternal.
Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2017