I'm excited to invite you to my second solo exhibition of the year – SONS OF PAN
The Victoria Park Centre for the Arts has supported me with an exhibition space at the Pop-Up Art Gallery, within the shopping centre. For ten days I’ll be displaying thirty-five artworks, from loaded sketchbooks to large paintings and drawings. Also I’ll be treating the space as a temporary studio, offering additional glimpses into my working process.
This exhibition draws upon ancient Western mythology and Freudian psychoanalysis – with a touch of Franz Kafka – to situate the great god Pan in a modern world. I hope to take the half-man half-goat hybrid to a new level, utilizing both humour and body-horror in a series of mixed media pieces – part drawing, part painting.
For SONS OF PAN, I’ve selected an age-old transformation-motif to express certain subsets of puberty. For the developing male teenager, “boyish feelings” of shame and inferiority conflict with a growing persistence and lust; characteristics synonymous with libidinous Pan. In my mind Pan and his kith, the rambunctious satyrs and fauns, are the perfect subject to explore artistically the stages between boy and man.
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 35.5 H x 30.5 W x 2 D (cm)
SONS OF PAN runs from the 14th to the 26th of October. I do hope you can make it!
For casual updates, follow my facebook event page and instagram.
9AM – 5PM (Extended to 9PM for appointments. Contact to book)
For cars, there's the outside parking lot. Bays also line the streets. Easy.
Otherwise, a short bus trip from Perth station – the 960 comes every ten minutes (incidentally en route between both Edith Cowan Mt Lawley and Curtin Universities. So no excuses this time, students!)
If I’m not around and you need information, please call 0466-962-831.