Haunts and Follies: Curatorial contribution and catalogue

Byrne, Penny and Leach, Sam and Mee, Simon and Rohde, Kate and Wilkins, Kim (2012) Haunts and Follies: Curatorial contribution and catalogue. [A Visual Arts collection]

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Additional Information: http://www.lindenarts.org/exhibitions/2012/haunts-follies.aspx. The catalogue for the exhibition is included in this record. Catalogue ISBN 9780980860696. © The artist, author and Linden – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Images reproduced with permission. 'Haunts and Follies': Penny Byrne, Sam Leach, Simon Mee and Kate Rohde. August 3rd opening night. Closing September 16, 2012 Linden-Centre for Contemporary Art. Curator and Writer: Simon Mee Writer: Kim Wilkins The artists, Penny Byrne, Sam Leach, Simon Mee and Kate Rohde Haunts and Follies featured new artworks by the artists, Penny Byrne, Sam Leach, Simon Mee and Kate Rohde. Picture a haunt and a folly, some bizarre spooky pseudo ruin, partially overgrown, the kind of place that if you were watching a D grade horror movie you just know that a girl and a guy would go on and meet the something very much unexpected. The artists, Penny Byrne, Kate Rohde, Simon Mee and Sam Leach use the historical within their art as a means of dealing with the contemporary. They are all highly skilled in the execution of their art but even if their methods reminiscent of the historical, they leads us away from where we think we were going, the comfortable and familiar, to a destination that is stranger but also strangely enthralling. Penny Byrne’s work combines meticulous re-workings of porcelain figurines that passionately address a range of issues from the political to the environmental. Kate Rohde teases out sinister twists in a room full of brightly coloured ornate baroque forms. Sam Leach combines his well deserved recognition for his painting with a narrative that seems to combines mad scientists and deranged modernists; animals, birds and nature attempting to escape from the fate of geometrical transmogrification. Simon Mee takes drawing for a walk but through American gothic via French rococo, accompanied by a range of characters you think twice about sitting next to on a bus. These artists are hunting out the locked closet, bricked up room and the funny smell coming from the blocked chimney of subconscious. Simon Mee was one of the artists in the exhibition, and also curated the exhibition. See also http://eprints.usq.edu.au/23129/ for Simon Mee's specific works in the exhibition.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Creative Arts
Date Deposited: 11 May 2014 05:49
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 03:36
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190504 Performance and Installation Art
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23130

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