Event held on September 21


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Event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Daily, until 3/10/2021


Moody, melancholic and umbrous works from the Gallery Collection. Film Noir is a cinematic style characterized by a striking, high contrast, interplay between light and shadow and unconventional, asymmetric camera framing. These visual motifs are typically used to signify the morally ambiguous undertones of the film and emphasise somber narrative themes of revenge, paranoia, alienation, despair and nihilism. These strategies have been employed by visual artists for centuries. Neo-Noir presents a selection of moody, melancholic and umbrous works from the gallery collection. Although disparate in subject matter, similarities can be found in how each artist strategically manipulates light and dark.