Absence Exhibition is an exciting collaboration between Maegan Oberhardt and The Kodiak Club. In this exhibit, the absence of natural existence is focused of threatened species in North America. Highlighted through original artworks created through a technique of 'Painting with Fire', portraits are revealed by removing layers of carbon soot as the residual from an open flame.
By the expansion of European settlement in North America, many species were exposed to disease, poisoned, displaced, hunted, or eradicated in order to fulfill the gluttony of man. These artworks represent the scar that is left behind from the proliferation of the human race.
Original Artworks and Limited Edition Giclee Prints will be available for purchase. Partial proceeds will be donated to wildlife conservation efforts. The Kodiak Club is Melbourne's only Bourbon Bar and is based on the small neighbourhood joints that define America's bar culture. They serve modern regional American bar food, amazing American Whiskeys, boutique beers, and classic cocktails in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.