Dominic Kavanagh: Eden's Hollow - Art Collector

Dominic Kavanagh, Eden’s Hollow, 2017. Site-specific installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne.

In Eden’s Hollow, Dominic Kavanagh presents a site through which our contemporary relationship to urban decay can be explored. Using discarded industrial materials, alongside earth, weeds, water and light, Kavanagh constructs monuments to decay and regeneration within the gallery walls.

A focus on the architectural power of ruins informs Kavanagh’s engagement with the language of decomposition. With light mysteriously emanating from deep within Kavanagh’s installation of brick, steel, earth and dust, and with water flowing from various crevices,
Eden’s Hollow rejects passivity and instead presents a growing, living, fluid testament to the ruins that emerge from sites of industrial abandonment.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a performance by the artist at 3pm on 20 May at the gallery.

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Friday 5 May 2017
Exhibition closes: 3 June 2017
Location: Anna Pappas Gallery, 2-4 Carlton Street, Prahran, Melbourne, VIC
Contact: +61 3 9521 7300

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