Monday, December 14, 2009

Asia-Pacific Exhibition at the GoMA

There's a brilliant exhibition of Asia-Pacific artists going on at the moment in Brisbane's GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art). If you're in the area, I recommend a visit. This photo is of part of a stuffed elk that has been covered in glass and resin balls. Here's the blurb on this exhibit from the GoMA website if you are interested...

Kohei Nawa’s sculpture
PixCell-Elk#2 transforms the body of a taxidermied elk, purchased through an internet auction site, by covering it with transparent glass and resin beads. In the process, Nawa dramatically changes our perception of the original creature; the surface of the animal is fractured, magnified and distorted through the images captured inside the spheres. Viewed through this shell, the elk’s textures and colours are filtered through, and dissipated into, myriad individual surfaces, like the pixels on a computer screen. In using these media, Nawa aims to destabilise our sense of what is real and what is virtual.

1 comment:

Julie said...

This puts me in mind of the facial tumours that are killing off the Tasmanian Devil.

...sorry ...

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