JAMES AND ELEANOR AVERY

 

Heroes

Galerie Pompom, Sydney

2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008, Australia
www.galeriepompom.com

2 March - 3 April 2016

Heroes, Galerie Pompom, Sydney

REGGIE and Rock Lobster, Heroes

Heroes

Rock Lobster and Benny Bunny, Heroes

Benny Bunny

Heroes

Villa Park

Heroes

Rio

 

Heroes

Heroes makes direct reference to pop culture iconography mixed up with cult figure ideology. The works are a combination of sculpture and wall pieces, made using high end fabrication methods in conjunction with a low-tech craft approach. They sit somewhere between fiction and documentary, replicated and real, and are an experiment with postmodern irony. We have used strategies such as doubling and mirroring, substitute, anamorphism and anthropomorphism, humour and irreverence to stage a meeting of improbability and desire. We are interested in the power of the icon and how things may or may not gain cult recognition, for a moment, for a day, for a year, forever. Heroes is our search for the ‘hero’ in everything, or at the very least, the desire to be that ‘hero’.  

Maybe, what we need, is an alternative altar.

REGGIE
inlaid laminate on MDF, mirror laminate edge
90 x 300 x 5 cm

Rock Lobster
laminate, plywood / plinth - laminate, vinyl leatherette, MDF, hi-density foam
27 x 54 x 25 cm / plinth - 100 x 39 x 39 cm

Benny Bunny
laminate, plywood, timber, hand-carved jelutong wood, enamel paint
198 x 165 x 64 cm

Rio
plywood, fur fabric
230 x 170 x 3 cm

Villa Park
hand-carved jelutong wood, MDF, enamel paint, laminate
40 x 21 x 5 cm

All works are 2016 except REGGIE (2013)

Photo documentation by Docqment, Sydney

 

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