Taking cues from traditional Dutch still life painting and ‘Tulip Mania’, #FLOWERS is a program that gathers images of flowers taken from Instagram and algorithmically collages them over hand-drawn still life imagery. These images are printed in the gallery space every 28 seconds, referencing the average viewing time of an artwork in a museum context; yet also creating a supply of work that meets no actual demand.
Exhibition-goers are welcomed to take and collect these still life images with them, creating a moment of transaction and dispersing these images more widely into the community.
Daniel Sherington is a Meanjin/Brisbane based artist whose work seeks to appropriate and redraw, ideas and imagery from the past as a means of understanding their value and contemporary connotations. He predominantly utilises drawing as a medium from which he can make these observations. Alongside drawing, Sherington often employs digital processes of making to engage and facilitate interdisciplinary outcomes for his work.