Dickerson Gallery Presents
20 Apr 2011 - 17 May 2011
Marionettes accesses realms of the uncanny that Everton calls “magic realism”, but the focus has shifted from that of the child’s, to ‘grown-up’ issues of isolation and loss of control, under the weight of daily life. “The works show women caught in moments of silent implosion. The pace, pressures and rigours of daily life have reached a crisis point,” says Everton. Although the Marionettes scenarios illuminate women’s sociological and psychological isolation, they also hint at something extraordinary in these captured moments of implosion. Whilst illustrating important and weighty themes, the images are made accessible by a pervading sense of situational comedy. The omnipresence of birds, both native and introduced, has symbolic import, heightening the surrealism of the narrative and providing a unifying element to the body of work. “I love surrealism,” Everton explains, “Pictures where there’s something extra, if you look a little closer.
See Samantha featured on ABC TV's Art Nation on Sunday, 8 May at 5pm on ABC 1
Gallery artist, Ben Smith, for being selected in the Salon des Refusés exhibition at the SH Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill. Now in its 20th year, the Salon des Refusés is drawn from the many, high quality entries not selected as finalists for the Archibald and Wynne Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation. The exhibition runs until 19 June. Open Hours: Tues - Sun 11am to 5pm Closed Mondays & Public Holidays
Jason Cordero, for being named a finalist in The Glover Prize - the richest landscape prize in Australia.
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