Jud Wimhurst: GIMME FREEDOM (or gimme death) - Art Collector

Robert Hague, Colossus (after Goya), Jud WIMHURST, GIMME FREEDOM (or gimme death) (detail), 2016. Polyurethane resin, epoxy resin, plastic coated wire, nitrocellulose paint, pigment, enamel paint. Dimensions variable (each figure is approx. 30cm x 15cm x 8cm)
Photo: Ian Hill Courtesy of the artist and MARS Gallery.

GIMME FREEDOM (or gimme death) is an installation by contemporary Australian artist Jud Wimhurst. Two opposing teams of over-sized toy soldiers, each adorned in the corporate colours of an iconic fast food empire, face-off in a messy conflict. In this frivolous food fight, Jud conflates the iconography of war and fast food to draw attention to the ills of consumerism, shining a spotlight on the excess and wastefulness of convenience. Employing humour he interrogates the mechanics of contemporary life posing big questions about choice, security and freedom. In this context Jud offers GIMME FREEDOM (or gimme death) as a cautionary tale imploring us to wake up and pay attention.

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 13 July 2017
Exhibition closes: 29 July 2017
Location: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor, Melbourne.
Contact: 03 9521 7517
Email: erin@marsgallery.com.au

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