17 Sep Simon Finn | Now Proudly Represented by MARS
Simon Finn’s solo exhibition, BEYOND THE FRUSTUM, curated by Paul Northam, is now showing at La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA) until 23 September. BEYOND THE FRUSTUM will then travel to the Visual Arts Centre La Trobe University, Bendigo from 10 November – 23 December.
Simon Finn is currently a finalist in The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), Grafton Regional Gallery and The Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery.Simon Finn is currently a finalist in The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), Grafton Regional Gallery and The Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery.
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MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 22 October – 26 November 2016. “For me, art is about healing. And I feel that when I create I am adding goodness to the universe. It’s my one true mission and I live by it, dedicating myself to the purpose and the intention. I believe in pure evolution and that by making things for the sake of beauty I am living up to the responsibilities of the creator. An artist has to make a connection with his soulRead more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne. 22 October – 26 November 2016. 5 unique lenticular holograms from the time I took my cousin to the beach on the anniversary of the death of her twin…” * * text sourcecamera: lx100Read more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 22 October – 26 November, 2016. At first glance, Adam Boyd’s ‘Lend me your ear, I’ll give you my tongue’ offers viewers a wall of intricate, convoluted lines, punctuated by cracks, slits and, on occasion, windows through which oceans of blank space can be seen. The effect is arresting, almost overwhelming! But at a second glance, things begin to change. What at first seemed a wall becomes a complex pattern of interacting/overlapping forms, clashing perspectives, and zones ofRead more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 3 – 24 September 2016. “Born in Greece in 1951, Mourtzakis came to Australia in 1954 and lives in Melbourne. An exhibiting artist since 1976, he completed a Master of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts. He was awarded the Dobell Prize for Drawing in 2000 and 2006, and was a finalist in the 2009 and the 2016 Archibald Prize…” * * text source camera: lx100Read more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 3 – 24 September 2016. “Through a series of studio made photographs in collaboration with Richard Lyons (born 1967), I have simultaneously explored both a genuine documentation of my Aboriginal identity and the objectification of my culture through studio ‘vintage style’ portraits. After talking about past times with Ngarrindjeri elder, my Uncle Moogy (Major Sumner), we photographed a number of the candid ‘behind the scenes’ shots with him to show the juxtaposition between the ‘Cultural Hero shot’Read more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 4 – 27 August 2016. – Externally mounted artwork featured by Giles Ryder. “More or Less presents a series of works that distort visual perception. The title refers to the illusions at play within these works, in which objects both appear to create space beyond their physical form and (from a certain position) to consume it through the transformation of a two-dimensional shape into a three-dimensional form. While the inherent nature of illusion is to deceive, these works are not designedRead more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Jun 30 – Jul 30 2016. “There are two fundamental movements that define our age – immense tectonic forces, they rattle the world and all aspect of being – rapid global urbanization and the dawn of the digital era. In 1900 only 10% of the world’s population lived in cities. By 1990 that had reached 50% and it is estimated that by 2025 this will rise to 75%. This is an unprecedented situation whose environmental effects alone haveRead more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. “The video Untitled (“are you ok bob?”) shows the face of the artist as she experiences a self-orchestrated ‘rape representation’. The scene was arranged and choreographed by the artist, it was also un-simulated and enacted by a stranger who came to her home. “The raped woman is nearly always represented with her face downcast and her eyes averted. The most confronting aspect of Untitled (“are you ok bob?”), isn’t watching as a woman is struck or penetrated, it’s seeing her look back out at us from the experience. Caught in her gaze, the viewerRead more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. “‘Ocean’ is a series of wet plate collodion positives, depicting objects and remains that have washed up in the intertidal zone of the beaches of my adolescence. The series explores notions of time, memory and the concepts of performance and environmental encounter as artwork. The series involves returning to beaches that were vital to my youth and collecting and photographing found objects. The images consider my environmental concerns and our relationship with the ocean. Dead seals,Read more
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. “They’re about desire, and make-up. And automobile design,” says Giles Ryder. This may seem a rather flippant explication of the exhibited works. But like many of the artist’s pithy proposals, it is surprisingly revealing. Ryder’s linking of the abstract and timeless concept of desire with the tangible yet transient commodities that are cosmetics and cars points to some of the central, recurring concerns of his practice. For more than a decade, the artist has explored theRead more