Envisioning Gods

31 July – 17 August 2013

Rubicon ARI, Melbourne.

Curated by Siying Zhou.

Featuring six artists: Jayne McSwiney, Penelope Hunt, Siying Zhou (VIC), Talitha Kennedy, Jonathon Saunders (Indigenous) and Simon Cooper (NT), Envisioning Gods presents a broad perspective and diverse voices examining the subject of spirituality and beliefs in modern societies. It draws attention to and re-appraises the value of wishful thinking, heroic culture, biotechnology, Zen and Christianity through six individual works: a drawing of a personal memory on a religious event; a sculptural installation that offers a ritualistic experience to the audience; a metaphoric photographic image; a stencil painting that reveals the mundanity of the daily lives of superheros; a family of small organic leather forms; a series of blueprints on boards that depict half human hybrid creatures. It intends to engage audiences both visually and physically. 

 Installation shot:  Envisioning gods , 2013, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne.

Installation shot: Envisioning gods, 2013, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne.

 Talitha Kennedy,  Kill to build , 2013. Leather, thread, polyester fibre and found demolition blocks. 120 x 45 x 30 cm.

Talitha Kennedy, Kill to build, 2013. Leather, thread, polyester fibre and found demolition blocks. 120 x 45 x 30 cm.