Dreams End with You | Running Interference

Art Life , Exhibitions Jun 13, 2014 No Comments

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”.

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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.

Sharne Wolff

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