WHEN : 4th April, 6:00 – 8:00pm
WHERE : Ryan Renshaw Gallery
“The works of [Marcel Cousins]( are informed by a new Pacific Rim aesthetic. He has an acute ability to fashion a fresh artistic view of a longitudinal time zone based slice of the globe. The range of his imagination covers the signs and images of Australia, Japan and China and he shuttles back and forth between these countries scanning the characteristics of their diverse visual cultures. Cousins is typical of a newly emerged contemporary category of artists in Australia; they are not concerned so much with identity but more with how an Australian sees the world they no longer go inland, they go overseas – and they go equipped with a certain mental detachment and visual discernment.”
Content : Dr. Ken Wach, Associate Professor, School of Creative Arts, The University of Melbourne / Image : ‘In the process of making a decision to turn left or right’ 2012
Paul Adair’s work challenges our understanding of truth and artifice. Drawing attention to photography’s indexical quality, Adair creates images that are hyper-real, too perfect, yet defy digital enhancement. Each photograph’s precise formal composition gives way to the crudeness of his self-made constructions. Adair’s works epitomize the disappointment and mediocrity that are the flipside of hope and fantasy, comparing the visual to an experience like the embellishment of a theme park or photographs on a fast-food menu.
Content : Queensland Centre of Photography / Image : Basketball, from ‘Three-Hole Mountain Inn’ 2008