LINDEN NEW ART POSTCARD SHOW 2015
19 SEPTEMBER - 21 NOVEMBER
OFFICAL OPENING Friday 18 September 4-8PM (Prizes to be annouced at 6.30PM) To be officially opened by > The Hon Martin Foley Member of Parliament, Minister for Creative Industries
LINDEN NEW ART GALLERY
26 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
This years LINDEN NEW ART Postcard artwork was inspired by the song lyrics 'Goodbye horses' by Q Lazarus, now a cult classic after featuring in the film 'The Silence of the Lambs' during the famous scene of the creepy serial killer 'Buffalo Bill' who dances with his genitals between his legs, But with all creepy references put aside, the song itself is actually quite beautiful with it's mysterious lyrics that for me conjures up ideas surrounding the notion of sameness, tribal commonality and the desires within to ascend. According to the songs author William Garvey, "the song is about transcendence over those who see the world as only earthly and finite”. The horse represents the five senses from Hindu philosophy (The Bhagavad Gita) and the ability to lift one’s perception above these physical limitations". My artwork displays a white horse, my symbol of mental compliance and spiritual obedience. The horse races through a dark void and is captured in gallop whilst leaving a trail of geometric matter that is covered in dust, the dusty matter a reference to human behaviour. Similar to the meaning behind the song i’m attempting to question the relevance of our physical existence over that of our spiritual reality, Perhaps this moment is as close as this horse will ever get to ascend above ascendancy?
For more info visit: http://lindenarts.org/exhibitions/linden-postcard-show--2015