Friday 6th July 6-8PM
Friday 6th July 11-5PM
Saturday 7th July 12-5PM
Sunday 8th July 12-5PM
Campbell Project Space
78 Campbell St, Surry Hills
‘Monstrous/Ordinary’ is an exhibition curated by Lilac City Studios. The show places together the work of artists from Sydney and abroad including Ben Reid, John Michael Parry, Marian Tubbs & Lewis Hammond.
Tittering between the ordinary and monstrous, the works share a sense of familiarity pierced by an idiosyncratic eeriness. Parry’s ersatz archaeological installation uses everyday objects that stand in for unfamiliar histories, creating deliberate misinterpretations of a ‘human narrative’. The discord of materials used by Tubb’s creates an irksome clash of high and low culture, the eeriness of internet imagery in its anonymity and simultaneous ubiquity, violate the delicacy of the silk they are printed on. Reid’s subtle curation of familiar parts forms an unsettled whole, while the distorted & fragmented bodies of Hammonds paintings are made somehow more ominous by the rich & painterly use of oil paint with which they are represented.
The show places these works together with the aim that the audience experience this feeling of a violated ordinariness and how the materials used by the artists communicate this theme.