acrylic on canvas, 182 x 671cm (overall, 11 panels)
Courtesy of the artist
The Strip Show examines the influence of comic strips on the work of Australian artists Stephen Bird, Sharon Goodwin, Chayni Henry, Shin Koyama, Jonathan McBurnie, Brian Robinson and Charles Street.
The accessibility and mass consumption of comic strips ensures an ongoing interplay of mythology within contemporary culture.
These artists utilise the subversive nature of the comic medium to unveil universal truths of humanity where tragedy, humour, violence and erotica comfortably sit alongside each other.
The ‘dangerous’ imagery that results, transforms the lineage of comics’ sequential storytelling into re-imagined cultural archetypes.
This sees the continuation, yet blurring of heroic tricksters, where cunning and physique interplay with a subversive witticism.
2pm Saturday 24 March
A KicksArts Contemporary Arts touring exhibition.
Presented with the support of
Brian ROBINSON With great power comes great responsibility 2016. Linoprint on paper, edition of 15. 156x75cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Stephen BIRD Man with insects plate 2011. Animation loop, duration 2.15mins. Courtesy of the artist and Heiser Gallery.
Chayni HENRY Horse 2013. Acrylic on board, 76x78cm. Courtesy of the artist.