WHEN I'M NOT FIDGETING WITH INFINITY I'M JUST FIDGETING 2012
Fridge, electronics, marine speakers, water, vinyl die.
75 x 50 x 50 cm
A group show focused on a dead luminary of the Australian art world, one we are still haunted by. In White As They Come we hone in on the very dead Brett Whiteley. He is the subject of enquiry and more generally, a plaything for a much needed piss take.
All the artists in the show are in some way iconoclastic in temperament. Here they are invited to take a stab at the overblown mythology of Brett. Fortunately they have a colossal saga from which to draw inspiration from. The show aims to revisit the romanticised grandeur of this white male artist, providing a contemporary spin on his relevance, and on the façade of immortality his legacy is centred on.
White As They Come will also mark the gallery’s first birthday, opening as it did on April 7th 2011. In an uncanny twist, the gallery and Brett Whiteley share the same date of birth. We however chose to celebrate our birthday on Friday April 13th – Black Friday.
Curated by Iakovos Amperidis
DANIEL BOYD / SARAH CONTOS / ALEX KIERS / ELLA BARCLAY
WHITE AS THEY COME