Wyndham Art Gallery
Great Art. Deep West.

10 SEP - 11 OCT 2020




LEGACY




Featuring artwork by Pat Brassington, Liam Benson, Cigdem Aydemir, Nina Sanadze, Michelle Ripari, and Emmet Davies.

What will we leave behind?
In a time of generational change, we ask what is a ‘legacy’?

Artists are at the forefront of inciting change, but they’re equally connected to the past through their practices. In this exhibition their work opens a dialogue to consider what do we keep, what do we share, and what do we leave behind.

Presented in pairs, the works of six artists respond to the legacies that inform their lives as creatives: the visual and social languages used in their work, the shared narratives of history – many of which are being questioned by younger generations; and the legacy of the creative self.


Wyndham City and Wyndham Art Gallery acknowledges the peoples of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land on which Wyndham Art Gallery stands and on which the City of Wyndham is being built. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

CURATOR’S NOTE

A DIALOGUE BETWEEN CO-CURATORS DR MEGAN EVANS AND CAROLINE ESBENSHADE

Being from different generations, our co-curators discuss LEGACY in this transcribed conversation. Reflecting on experiences of the generational divide, the premise of the exhibition and the changes in the art world from then to now the conversation reflects the process of curation and the reflection on the themes which unite the show. ...(continue reading)
Heart's Blood by Pat Brassington - an pick undershirt is submersed in a dark red-pink liquid

PAT + LIAM

PAT BRASSINGTON + LIAM BENSON


Pat Brassington’s surrealist photo-media works and Liam Benson’s photography and video work in this exhibition play with the imagery and atmosphere of the Australian Gothic, building on the legacies of social archetypes created from art, literature and popular culture.

Pictured here are Heart’s Own Blood by Pat Brassington and Mrs Boss Slays the Malevolent Scoundrel by Liam Benson.



CIGDEM + NINA

CIGDEM AYDEMIR + NINA SANADZE
 

The work of Cigdem Aydemir and Nina Sanadze responds to monumental sculpture. In one case responding through physical interventions with the monuments themselves and in the other, bringing the works into different contexts to explore them as aesthetic and historical objects, not just politicised ones.

Pictured here are Plastic Histories (Sir John Franklin) II by Cigdem Aydemir and Embedded (still from video) by Nina Sanadze.


Plastic Histories (Sire John Franklin) II by Cigdem Aydemir - large monument wrapped in pink plastic