Steven Rendall: 18 Hours & 674 Days - Art Collector

Steven Rendall, ‘Calculated Response’, 2018, oil, acrylic and pencil on linen, 149 x 200cm. Courtesy: the artist and Niagara Galleries, Richmond

  The artist says: "Take various publications - a late 1980s Sotheby's of London preview; auction house catalogues from the secondary art market in 21st century Melbourne; provincial art prize catalogues, and so on. Use a scalpel to slice up the pictures in these publications. Stick the resulting shards of pictures back together in various ways. Use these remade images as models (works on paper) for larger paintings (works on canvas and linen).

"The spectre of CCTV: The motif of the screened image used in my previous exhibition (it has been eighteen hours and, six hundred and seventy-four days since my last exhibition at Niagara Galleries) has been displaced by images of artworks, but the closed circuits remain, functioning like some kind of habitual feedback loop."

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Tuesday 3 July 2018
Exhibition closes: 28 July 2018
Location: Niagara Galleries, 245 Punt Rd, Richmond Melbourne, Victoria 3121
Phone: +61 3 9429 3666


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