Saturday, 7 August 2010

Locust Jones - Winner of the 2010 Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award

Locust Jones has been selected the winner of the Waikato Museum Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010 - a showcase of the best contemporary art from New Zealand.

Locust Jones has been selected the winner for the Waikato Museum Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010 - a showcase of the best contemporary art from New Zealand.

Rachel Kent, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney is the judge for this year's prize.

The exhibition will run from 7 August 2010 - 9 January 2011.

"My drawings act as a chronicle of historical events but are filtered and moulded by my thoughts, personal politics and drawing style. The images I draw are gleaned from media outlets such as news websites and the magazines - Scientific American, National Geographic, Atlantic Monthly, and Guardian Weekly. The images are rendered with quick gestures using ink distributed with bamboo sticks, horse tranquilliser syringes and eyedroppers.  The result is a collision of images, shaky and vibrant with movement. A Janjaweed Militia man on horseback in Darfur merges with Indian real estate affected by the global financial crises. Victims of genocide, Generals and their hench men, Middle East politics and the Iraq war collide with Militant Islamic and Christian fundamentalists, these, combined with stories I hear on the radio are about climate change and global warming."

 

 

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