From Sharne Wolff
As society continues to age, Darren Sylvester’s latest exhibition Dreams End With You highlights our youth obsession and one of its natural consequences – consumerism. For last year’s Melbourne Now, Sylvester produced a dance floor modelled on the colours of cosmetic make-up palettes. Following this he’s produced high gloss abstract ‘landscape’ paintings of enamel on aluminium that incorporate the foundation colour ranges from four large cosmetic houses. Appearing like film stills, a series of highly choreographed photographs of glamorous young models adopts a similar theme, with many of these dream-like images centred on a brand of fashion merchandise. Moon Rock, a man-made sculpture comprising silica, magnesium, titanium and other minerals to replicate the moon’s surface completes the show, hinting at “humanity’s incessant impulse to defy nature”.
Perhaps a little more down to earth, Running Interference is Daniel Templeman’s first solo show with Sullivan and Strumpf. Templeman is a veteran of numerous public art projects with his bold geometrically inspired works installed prominently around Brisbane. For this show Templeman’s minimal pieces explore the idea of a ‘gap’ between physical and non-physical realities. This is most tangibly evident in works such as the (Vladimir) Tatlin inspired corner-straddling piece, Across and the almost five metre long Ice Fishing where the viewer’s focus is immediately drawn to the small areas of white space – the gaps in the ice as it were.
Until July 5
Sullivan and Strumpf, Zetland
Pic: Daniel Templeman, Loop 2014,plywood and basswood42 x 37 x 18 cm. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan and Strumpf.