Upcoming Group Show @ Seventh Gallery
OPENING: WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 6-8pm
11 SEPTEMBER - 28 SEPTEMBER 2013
Riding Bicycles by Ben Rodin, Mark Parfitt and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
A series of paintings use the analogy of gym junkies lying about the use of performance-enhancing steroids (Instead proclaiming that they were riding bicycles) as a building block for the exploration of the failure to realise the ideal form within contemporary art.
The artists involved will consider these ideas using sport and recreation as starting points, navigating content that veers from the historical to the more esoteric, considering whether the sometimes absurd amount of failure and pain that occurs along the way is worth the eventual success that could unfold.
Upcoming Solo Show 27th Nov to 18th Dec Galerie Dusseldorf
Preparing for the worst usually brings out your best. Mark Parfitt in his show Anyday Now, tells you the stories along the way of getting ready, conducting oneself and spreading the word to counter any kind of worry.
Coming from a simple desire to make an ordinary life more celebratory, Parfitt journals his investigations of growing barley, developing great abs, and finding the overland route across the promised land of Australia. Using drawing, diagrams and photography combined as some kind of misguided scrapbooking, Parfitt elevates the humble visual diary to unforeseeable art-form.
Anyday Now is an account of living a good life, learning through experience and preparing for any trial in the face of a mundane life.
Anyday Now has been made possible by the Galerie Dusseldorf Postgraduate Scholarship and the All Art Forms Grant from the Department of Culture and the Arts WA.