Matthew Quick: Accidental Empires - Art Collector

Matthew Quick, Home of the Brave, oil on linen, 100 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

Accidental Empires was inspired by footage of United States soldiers celebrating their taking of Baghdad by destroying some art. With their conscious symbolism, the monuments that punctuate the rise and fall of empire provide the perfect foundation for a revisionist take on the notions of beauty, pride and nationalism.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm Friday 20 September 2013
Exhibition closes: 19 October 2013
Location: Hill Smith Gallery, 113 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact: 08 8223 6558

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