This Thursday!

Posted by Andrew on the 3rd of April, 2012

Traianos Pakioufakis
Natural Mystery

at the Museum of Natural Mystery
(268 Charles st, North Perth)
Thurs 5/4/12 from 6PM to 10PM

Traianos Pakioufakis

This Thursday!

Posted by Andrew on the 2nd of May, 2012

Patrick Doherty
Tales of Heirarchy
at Venn Gallery

Western Australian artist Patrick Doherty presents Tales of Hierarchy, a solo exhibition featuring a new series of paintings and drawings. Doherty is known for his free-style figurative illustrations that portray fantastic sequences and contain rich colourful imagery. These epic, imaginative landscapes echo with ancient mythologies, often referencing spiritual, bodily and religious iconography to captivate and confront viewers.

In Tales of Hierarchy, Doherty further explores these methods and focuses on both current and historical power structures as well as the relevant forces at play within these, including the distribution and creation of wealth, capitalism and politics. Doherty illuminates these concepts by exposing a mythical world where an array of characters partake in a sphere of constant struggle, where some players are left wielding power and others defeated. These new works exist as contemporary morality tales that search for understanding and provoke viewers to consider how these stories encourage reflection about Australian society today.

Patrick Doherty, 'Terra Australis', 2012