Troy Emery: Withdrawn - Art Collector

Troy Emery, Yellow Headed Pink Wallaby', 2017
polyurethane, polyester tassles, glue, pins, 85 x 121 x 57 cm. Courtesy of the artist and MARS Gallery.


Troy Emery is a Melbourne-based artist working in soft sculpture and textiles. Emery’s ‘fake taxidermy’ animal sculptures are impossible combinations of form, colour and materials; an exaggeration of the qualities sought after when transforming exotic wildlife into decorative objects. The luscious pompom pelt is a camp interpretation of the way skins and furs are cherished and fetishised, but these ones can only exist as hypothetical or mythological animals. What fascinates Emery about these areas of investigation is that there is, especially historically, a place for fantastical, fake animals.
 
Emery creates suites of artworks where dislocated animal forms are brought together as a collection through a uniform approach in their construction and materials, becoming pastiches of each other and the idea of a collection of animals itself. Troy Emery’s work feeds into the concept of our relationship with animals being underpinned by our ability to give meaning to them and use them in allegory and metaphors.


Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 13 July 2017
Exhibition closes: 29 July 2017
Location: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor, Melbourne.
Contact: 03 9521 7517
Email: erin@marsgallery.com.au


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