OPENING NIGHT: Friday 15 June 6.00pm-9.00pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 15 June - 6 July 2012
Jerome Rush
Nick Ilton
  Kubota Fumikazu

Direction Reflection
by Jerome Rush

The use of mirror in Jerome Rush’ work delves into the sense of loss and direction. Each piece depicts objects of transport; motor bikes, cars, trucks helicopters and planes. This allows the viewer to escape our present world, and comprehend one of unpredictability and discomfort.

The characters stand lost and unsure of where they are going or where they are headed. They are alone yet surrounded by vehicles which may take them to another place. Or perhaps they have taken them from somewhere?

This feeling of a loss of direction is reiterated by the arrows which shoot out from the mirrors. They are telling us to go somewhere. But where? We do not know. The arrows dig deeper into the concept behind Jerome’s work, but also play a pivotal role of encapsulating his Pop aesthetic and his underlying influences.






Hope and Optimism
by Nick Ilton

As street artist Fred Bloggs, Nick Ilton installs sculptures up and down Melbourne’s streets and lanes.

Nick’s (Fred’s) Sculptures give opinion and ask opinion, that divide and unite, and that annoy, amuse, mock and bemuse.
As a practicing artist, Nick exhibits work both social and satirical in nature, which encourages us to take a look at ourselves, our media, and our leaders.

'Hope and Optimism' ponders the usefulness or otherwise, of slogans, mantras and catchphrases, in a neat sentence that draws the audience in, and leaves them reconsidering their initial thoughts on the statement in view.

The contrast of Nicks work, in a gallery environment is striking, and the way “Hope and Optimism” influences the viewers mind, is a tribute to the intricate way Nick’s mind works as a visual artist.





Between these things and those things
by Kubota Fumikazu

If we were to map the human psyche, what would we see? Would it be similar to an architectural blueprint for a civilised world, resembling machinery and order? Kubota’s depiction of the architecture of emotions appears built upon the physical universe, a world that is circuitous, imposing, and made heavy by the weight of accumulated melancholy.
- Claire Anna Watson

How can our thoughts physically control themselves? Even though our minds are already exhausted by thoughts, they can't stop producing more complex patterns. Are we able to stop this cycle? Using Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human (1948) as a point of departure, these works give shape to the complexinterior world of the human psyche.














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