Tarryn Gill: Belly of the beast - Art Collector

Tarryn Gill, ‘Belly of the Beast (Self)’ (top) and ‘Belly of the Beast (Gold Feline)’ (bottom), 2018. Courtesy: the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Richmond

  In recent years, Tarryn Gill has constructed a personal universe populated by mythical beings, ancestor spirits and assorted demons. Part temple, part fairground, these theatrical installations are a projection of the artist’s psyche, where the residues of a 1980s Western Australian childhood merge with the ritual power of objects and images in ancient art and the seductions of 21st-century consumer culture.

The latest installment of this series, ‘Belly of the Beast’, explores themes of duality, particularly death and rebirth, through pairings such as the sun and the moon, and symbols of regeneration such as snakes.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm, Wednesday 20 June 2018
Exhibition closes: 7 July 2018
Location: Sophie Gannon Gallery, 2 Albert Street Richmond VIC
Phone: +61 3 9421 0857
Website: sophiegannongallery.com.au
Email: info@sophiegannongallery.com.au


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