Troy Emery: Missionaries - Art Collector

Troy Emery, Fluffy, 2017, pompoms, polyurethane, glass eyes, plastic earliners, 57 x 45 x 23cm. Courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney.

Employing a kaleidoscope of pompoms, tassels and yarn, Troy Emery’s sculptures utilise the aesthetics of trophy animals and plush toys to explore and illuminate humanity’s fascination with the natural world.

Showcasing a new series of topiary-like works constructed from handmade yarn tassels, the colourful creatures in
Missionaries reference sources as diverse as Emery’s childhood stuffed toys and the taxidermied animals and birds in museums and natural history collections. Inspired by exotic and decorative textiles, Emery blends contemporary craft aesthetics with the often confronting traditions of taxidermy to create alluring animals that form a menagerie of strange and beautiful beings.

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 25 May 2017
Exhibition closes: 18 June 2017
Location: Martin Browne Contemporary, 15 Hampden Street, Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Contact: +61 2 9331 7997

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