My 2013 exhibition, From Banality to Beauty, investigated a familiar and banal structure: the power-pole.
The artworks observed beauty and mystery in the banality of ordinary objects and what could be more ordinary than the ever-present power-pole?. Through the motif of the power-pole, the paintings sought to inform the audience on notions of electricity and consumerism.The paintings portray these static structures as surrogates for trees,
retaining a essence of their former self now destined for servitude in the urban environment. The power-pole represents my interest in creating a contrast between living tree’s and inanimate power-poles.
By Dennis Mccart
21cm (W) x29cm (H)
Photo Rag - Ultra Smooth 305 gsm 100% White Cotton
A medium weight, ultra-matte fine art cotton rag paper, manufactured by Hahnemühle.
Venues / 2011 From Banality to Beauty, Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Link
Brisbane 2012 Edgelands, POP Gallery, Woolloongabba, Brisbane. Link