Grant Whibley: The Elements
From selected atomic elements” which are the basic “building blocks” for matter to exist; I want to open out the ideas of how beauty could exist in numerous dimensions.
- Opening Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2012
- Closing Date: Sunday, 21 October 2012
- Opening Time: Tues to Fri 11-6pm, Sat 11-4pm
As science gets closer to working out how the universe began and
as other scientific conclusions are forming that we are in one way
nothing more than certain frequencies in atomic motion, it's
evidence to me that there is some form of pure science that keeps
us alive and is the cornerstone of why we are also creative within
To get below appearances and to find the true essence of forms
is aspirational for me in my art, which is generally caught up in
appearances. However, this show attempts to draw together the
relationship of basic atomic structures as metaphors for creativity
which creates life and is life in its self. From selected atomic
elements" which are the basic "building blocks" for matter to
exist; I want to open out the ideas of how beauty could exist in
In addition the works also allude to the elements of this
culture and what are the elements for a culture to exist? Within
our visual culture, what and who are the artists we look to as
defining a view of ourselves and why? In the work "Sulphur" for
example, the yellow bucket with the Lion on it is a metaphor for
the identity of the artist Dick Frizzell. He is a Leo and has often
depicted his astrological sign as a portrait of himself. The yellow
sand bucket could easily be one of his numerous catalogue paintings
of everyday items.
Aside from this content, is what stands visually and it is where
I am as an artist. My direction in this show is to reveal something
of the beauty in flowers.
The artists I want to acknowledge in this show which are
symbolized in their creativity by the various "vases" are Shruti
Yatri, Reuben Paterson, Dick Frizzell, Michael Shepherd, Gregor
Kregar, Colin Mc Cahon, Shane Cotton and Francis Hodgkins.
Artist Talk: Saturday 6 October, 1pm.
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