HOWLING AT THE MOON…. @ Artereal Gallery

New work at Artereal Gallery opened 7th Sept….

HOWLING AT THE MOON is a paired pasteup and a flyscreen mesh work on linen operating in dialogue between the street and the gallery.

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7th Sept- 1st Oct

Artereal Gallery

747 Darling Street, Rozelle

HOWLING AT THE MOON detail

HOWLING AT THE MOON installation detail, photocopy pasteup, 2016

2016 seems to have shaped up as a year of geopolitical anxiety. Locally and globally events have been occurring that are unhappy, unanticipated, inexplicable or unwanted. The politics of a double dissolution, Brexit, Trumpism, ISIS- the list goes on.

Initially in response to the increasingly anxious events I tried to disengage and stop paying attention- to *unsubscribe* and instead engage with human interest narratives, word plays and even kitten videos.

Instead, after the kitten videos finished I found myself watching animal fights and politicians’  shenanigans. So I decided to metaphorically pick the scab, and make a work about the current moment of anxiety in contemporary culture, a response to the seemingly irreconcilable conflicting forces in society, politics and the economy.

HOWLING AT THE MOON is this work.

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HOWLING AT THE MOON installation view. Photocopy pasteup, 3.2x 1.5m, 2016

 

In this lo-fi pasteup, using images from the internet and sourced photos, the (human) hands of a clock, constructions sites, politicians and traffic jams are circumscribed by police, armies and shamanic raven feathers. This half moon of anxiety is flanked by a chained wolf and a caged dingo, howling from the outside to that within.

 

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Buy In Sell Out fibreglass mesh, fabric, spraypaint, feathers, thread on linen, 70 x 100CM, 2016

The paired work, Buy-In-Sell-Out is made from fibreglass mesh, spraypaint and black feathers, on linen, and uses related imagery- rendering a juxtaposition of wolf and bear heads, snake skeletons, building scaffolding and fragments of jewellery in fibreglass mesh, combined with theatrically shamanic black feathers and a spray paint gash. The text, ‘buy in’ and the matching title, has an intentional dual meaning- referring both to straightforward and common fiscal transaction/s, or an emotional response- being sold a story.

 

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Buy In Sell Out: detail

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Buy In Sell Out Installation image