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Stephen Bush: Festooned

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 14 Oct – 12 Nov, 2016. “Stephen Bush continues his longstanding explorations into the possibilities and limitations of narrative painting. Costumed figures, ornamental buildings, and outmoded tools emerge as artefacts unearthed from imagined vistas. For Bush, the depiction of landscape and History have always been inextricably linked. Whilst the landscape continually serves as a consistent subject and pictorial device, it holds fragmentary imagery that speaks to contradictory ideas. Previously obsolete objects regain utility. Flamboyance and excess areRead more

John Meade: Set Pieces

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 10 September 2016 – 08 October 2016. “Set Pieces is an exhibition of seven new sculptures by John Meade, the majority of which are fabricated in foundry-cast aluminium and incorporate additional materials and surface effects. His objects move from bodily to architectural, dressed in seductive glossy painted surfaces and adorned with beads and other unexpected accessories. In this exhibition Meade is literally staging his sculptural objects and the scene is set…” *  * text source camera: lx100Read more

Gordon Bennett: Moving Images

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. This two-part exhibition explores the role of moving-image works within the broader practice of Gordon Bennett. Spanning a range of different media, such as video, digital animation, performance documentation and painting, the works included in Gordon Bennett: Moving Images demonstrate the fluidity with which the artist sampled imagery from the art historical canon and popular culture, and highlight his process of remixing in the production of new work…” * * text source camera: lx100Read more

Simon Terrill: Nouns of Assembly

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. “In his third solo exhibition at Sutton Gallery, Simon Terrill brings together a triptych of photographs plus a sculpture and a text piece running the length of the gallery walls. He aligns fantasy architecture of the funfair with the utopian proposition of the unrealised monument that is Tatlin’s Tower. Terrill’s continued exploration of gathering and crowding is extended into spaces that are presented under a utilitarian and political guise…” * * text source camera: lx100Read more

Tully Moore: Deep Water

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2016.   “It was only last month that I attended an auction house and purchased a painting that I have now found out is a fake. I came across some money courtesy of an investment in an unscrupled diamond mine in Sierra Leone, this investment was made possible by accumulating interest via my off shore account in Bermuda. The money in this account was courtesy of the sales of my mass produced outrageously overpriced housing ponzi schemeRead more

Sarah Hughes: Everything Goes

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2016.   “Building upon her previous exhibition at Sutton Gallery in 2015 Hughes develops her interest in the complexities of children’s visual learning. For Everything Goes familiar images such as children’s stickers, striped electrical tape and geometric shaped toys, are combined onto the paintings with an accomplished trompe-l’oeil technique that acknowledges cubism, and the roots of collage.” *   * text source camera: lx100Read more
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