Vs. Gallery is excited to present ‘New Evolution’ – the latest exhibition by Melbourne artist ‘Junky Projects’ (Daniel Lynch).
Well known for his sculptural ‘junk sentinels’ posted on the streets of Melbourne and throughout Australia in their thousands, Daniel’s new exhibition sees him focus on the theme of ‘waste as art’.
Having spent many weekends and late nights scouring the city streets for unique discarded objects, he carefully reassembles them into amazing and whimsical sculptures and dioramas. His creative ‘recycling’ brings a new and unexpected form of life to an exhausted environment.
Whilst Daniel’s art is often noted for its elegant simplicity, in this new body of work he introduces a new complexity to a number of his sculptures. Using found objects such as cutlery, hubcaps, broken toys, doorknobs and kitchen utensils, his assemblages take on striking and poetic characters – each with a life of their own.
‘The New Evolution’ portrays an imagined dystopian future where the only existing life forms are composed of junk, refuse and the detritus of a decaying world. It is a prophetic statement for the future of life on our planet and a hope that existence must continue in some form or another.
Kicking off BSIDE Gallery‘s 2019 program we have our studio resident and homie Evil Keanevil joining forces with Caper for a collaborative exhibition filled with colour and nostalgia.
Take a trip down memory lane and see iconic cartoon characters recreated in the contemporary styles that both artists have honed over the years, from acrylic paintings and stencils, to intricate woodcuts.
Join us for the opening of Tune In Toon Out from 6-9pm this Friday 18th January, proudly supported by Young Henrys!
The exhibition runs from Tuesday 15th – Sunday 20th January 2019, for all enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana – email@example.com
Caper has been an active street artist for over 12 years, creating illustrations and paintings that parody mass media and popular culture. His use of multi-layered imagery in his works at times appear idiosyncratic and quirky, whilst acting as typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing.
Caper’s works are saturated with mental inertia, cliches and bad jokes, and by their nature question the coerciveness of the superficial.
Evil Keanevil’s work is a dynamic and bold exploration of entropy and deconstruction of reality. Pop culture icons, as well as original characters are deconstructed to reveal their core components, usually by liquefying or melting the subject.
Questions and themes have risen through the meltingly matter, bubbling through the muck and surfacing in the paintings themselves – which components can be stripped away, and by what measure before the subject becomes unrecognisable? When the subject is melted down, is it their perception of reality being manipulated, or the viewer’s?
‘Flip the Script’ brings together a stellar line up of artists both local and international specialising in the medium of modern calligraphy, or ‘calligraffiti’ as it is known in the realms of urban art. Curated by BSIDE Gallery’s managing owner Ariana Leane, the exhibition seeks to educate and inform the gallery’s audience on the current movement of modern calligraphy, whilst acknowledging each artist’s particular style of lettering.