Matthew Hopkins: Word Work - Art Collector

  Matthew Hopkins, Trevor’s Trance #1 (planked), 2014. Acrylic on pine, shoe, underpants, silver ink in jar, balloon attached to ventolin inhaler, aluminium foil, dirt, cigarette but, business sock 15 x 28.5 x 122.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery 9, Darlinghurst

This exhibition presents two new bodies of work by Matthew Hopkins.

Trevor’s Trance is a mixed media installation based on a script, written by Hopkins, which occurs in a number of ‘acts’. Each ‘act’ describes certain works in the installation through the fragmented internal monologues of a character, Trevor, detailing his feelings of morphing into monochromatic objects and paintings.

Word Work presents a body of wood relief style abstract paintings that employ material scraps such as wood off-cuts, chewed gum, and bits of painting rags, to echo the material scraps of normative speech; non-linguistic sound, nonsense, breathing, and fluid by-products of the throat and mouth.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 3 June 2015
Exhibition closes: 27 June 2015
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Contact: 02 9380 9909

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