Troy Emery: Paradise - Art Collector

Troy Emery, Waiting Forever, 2013. Polyester pompoms, polyurethane mannequin, glass eyes, plastic earliners and hot glue, 42 x 46 x 28cm. Courtesy: 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, the colourful creatures in Paradise 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 Thursday 14 November 2013
Exhibition closes: 8 December 2013
Location: Martin Browne Contemporary, 15 Hampden Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9331 7997

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