'Mile Posts' Adelaide Biennial 1992

'Con - struct', Sydney Perspecta, Adelaide Biennial, Experimental Art Foundation, early 1990s works

Faking materials to create 'New World' environments.

Mile Posts, 1992 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery South Australia.

These works play with block forms constructed in polystyrene and surfaced in ways that are self-consciously 'faked'. The finishes use paint as 'granite', 'stucco' as concrete, sand as ‘stone’, aluminium foil as ‘steel’ and green flocking as ‘vegetation’. The works respond to a culture that preferences manufactured materials and artificial effects. They reflect something that is disturbing as a perversion of heroic traditions.


Con - struct: Memory Blocks
Con - struct: 'Memory Blocks' Sydney Perspecta 1991
500cm (H) x 110cm (W) x 500cm (D)
Polystyrene, sand, aluminium foil, steel
Con - struct: Memory Blocks ©
Con - struct: 'Memory Blocks' Sydney Perspecta 1991
Con - struct: Memory Blocks (power connections)
Con - struct: Memory Blocks
Polystrene, resin, sand, foil, plastic, steel, pavers.
Con - struct: Memory Blocks ©
Con - struct: 'Memory Blocks' Sydney Perspecta 1991
Con-Struct: Post Panthers - Victory March ©
Con-Struct: 'Post Panthers - Victory March'
300cm (H) x 260cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Polystyrofoam, flocking, acrylic paint.
Con - struct: Post Panthers - Victory March ©
Con - struct: 'Post Panthers - Victory March'
300cm (H) x 260cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Polystyrene, painted steel, acrylic paint, flocking.
Con - struct: Re - Afforestation
Con - struct: 'Re - Afforestation'
300cm (H) x 260cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Polystryrene, SPE paint, concrete, steel
Con-Struct: Re-Afforestation
Con-Struct: 'Re-Afforestation'
300cm (H) x 260cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Polystryrene, SPE paint, concrete, steel
Forest Fragment: Mile Posts
'Mile Posts' catalogue image Adelaide Biennial 1992, (work unfinished)
240cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 100cm (D)
Styrofoam, synthetic resin.
'Mile Posts' Adelaide Biennial 1992
'Mile Posts' Adelaide Biennial 'Unfamiliar Territory', curator Timothy Morrell, photo: Michael Kluvanek
240cm (H) x 500cm (W) x 120cm (D)
Polystrene, resin, SPE paint, polyester flocking.


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