WHEN : 4th September - 18th October
WHERE : Redcliffe City Art Gallery
MYTHO-POETIC is a constellation of postcards, letters, photographs and drawings that are stitched together and are obscured through the process of etching, drawing, collage and construction. Fish and birds, boats and houses, solitary figures and cryptic inscriptions appear frequently as myths and icons. These motifs are highly evocative of familiar places, lost encounters’ life histories and autobiographical chronicles.
Glen Skien’s etching practice is the platform for his work in other media, which underlies narratives that are presented through the use of symbolic imagery such as maps, postcards, books and ephemera. The exhibition offers an immersive experience rich in imagery that navigates residues of the past and creates new propositions for identity and historical awareness.
This exhibition was organised by the Gympie Regional Gallery and is toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.