Troy Emery – Big Blue, 2022
Big Blue is a sculpture of a lion covered in a bulk of blue textile tassels. The underlying form is obscured by its textile pelt, creating a fantasy hybrid form.
Troy Emery works primarily with textiles in a sculptural practice to produce figurative forms and imagery. His artwork examines the discourse surrounding our positioning within the natural world. Emery is interested in the boundaries between fine art,museums, natural history, craft, and the domestic space, seeing his works as blurring between each of thesethresholds. Emery’s work also looks at his own personal anxiety as well as a collective anxiety around our position within nature. He views the animal form as being representative of the other, an outsider to the experience of being human. Emery’s works function as both decorative motifs and tokens of ecological ruination and alienation. His work’s obscure forms under lurid colour and textures, exploring a materiality through the use of mass-produced decorative craft components. These function as a point of opposition to the traditions of hard figurative sculpture.
It's not just blue
November 24 - January 21
A gathering of works by Australian artists, crafts people and designers, in a maximalist exploration of the colour blue in all its hues.
Anke Kindle / Anna Varendorff / Anne U / Ara Dolatian / Ash Allen / Bastard Ceramics / Camille Laddawan / Caro Pattle / Christopher Plumridge / Curio Practice / Dean Norton / Dean Toepfer / Ebony Russell / Ella Saddington / Georgina Proud / House Editions / Iluka Sax-Williams / Jess Sellinger / Jordan Fleming / Kristin Burgham / Louise Meuwissen / Lucy Tolan / Michael Gittings / Nicole Lawrence / Owen Rye / Real Non-Real / Sguscio / Shimara Carlow / Tara Shackell / Terunobu Hirata / Tia Ansell / Yen Qin
Material: polyester, polyurethane, epoxy, adhesive, screws, pins
Dimensions: approx. 192 x 154 x 49 cm
Please note, works purchased as gifts will be made available for collection by December 20 for the gifting season, all others will remain on exhibition until January 21