The group exhibition, ‘Painting with Vinyl’ features painters who while no longer use canvas in their work continue to pose painting-specific questions about foreground/background relations, surface, supports and materiality.
Linking the work of Bonita Bub, Sarah Newall and Mary Wenholz is an interest in vinyl as a material component as either medium or support. Although each artist adopts a different approach in their use of this material; Bub, Newall and Wenholz each use the process of constructing a work as the source of inspiration.
‘Storage Unit for Living’ 2011
Acrylic on Perspex on plywood and plywood
5 components (interchangeable)
89 x 100 x 30 cm
Domesticating Orange, James Dorahy Project Space 2011
Photograph by Therese de Villiers
Who's Your Daddy
Mark Shorter’s upcoming performance at MOP projects “Who’s Your Daddy” explores patriarchal modes of power and exchange in the U.S. Australian alliance. The performance will employ the symbol of the golden Tabuk rifle, a version of the AK-47 that was produced by Saddam Hussein for his personal guard. It was also the gun that was donated to the Australian War Museum by the United States Army as a token of gratitude for our participation in the Iraq war. The gun will be presented using performative strategies inspired by the innovations of the early artistic cabarets in Europe at the turn of the 19th century. The interdisciplinary nature of these institutions provided strategies of engagement that broke down traditional barriers between artist and audience creating an environment for social engagement and politicizing art discourse.