Daniel Connell: Obsolete - Art Collector

Daniel Connell, 'Obsolete' (film still) 2013, HD Video - 6:30mins looped, edition of 5. Courtesy: the artist and Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

Daniel Connell tailored a dress made from polyvinyl acetate to create his video piece ‘Obsolete’. This material, whilst being a synthetic material, a product of the contemporary age, possesses none of the longevity you’d expect –as rain falls, the material dissolves against the skin of the protagonist as she meanders through a landscape of dense undergrowth. In doing so, a gesture is staged in recourse to a set of modern values where the object is not always seen for it’s immediate worth.

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm Wednesday 28 January 2015
Exhibition closes: 14 February 2015
Location: Brenda May Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW 2025
Contact: 02 9318 1122
Email: info@brendamaygallery.com.au

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