Upcoming Exhibition: ‘The Anticipated Image’ at Kudos Gallery

The Anticipated Image is the culmination of 2 years of postgraduate research as a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Art & Design UNSW, Sydney. It examines media witnessing through 24-hour television news and photojournalism with a focus on the coverage of current events. The news media afford a vantage point to remotely observe crisis and catastrophe that…

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Exhibition: ‘Useless’ at Paper Plane Gallery

New work, currently hanging in an ARI just outside of the city center, in sleepy Rozelle. Come join me in the gallery this Friday for insight into my new project. Paper Plane gallery 727 Darling Street Rozelle, NSW 2039. Open Thurs-Frid 12-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm.

‘Useless’ Catalogue Essay

USELESS 1-18 November 2011 A discarded bottle, the plethora of photographs on the Internet, and forgotten flora. Oliver McKenzie, Ben Norris, and Chris Ross engage with the so-called ‘useless’ objects in contemporary life.  Often such detritus is the by-product of the circulation of images and objects.  It seems an object easily becomes redundant either due…

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Art’s ‘horizon’

Regardless of correctness, I do like those quotes which seek to define the world in one paragraph, and underpin large complex things, through attribution to a simple combination of things. I grabbed the below quote mainly to store on the blog, as it relates to the current exhibition and my current thinking and exploration in…

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Studies: Complex line drawings

As a side project I have been producing many spontaneous small drawings, usually of abstract structures, networks, wireframes, or whatever. For the sheer enjoyment of drawing and especially the way that a good marker (like TRIA markers) glides over the glossy surface of ink-jet photo paper. The paper immediately registers a dense and sharp black, as if…

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Prism: 7 Self-Portraits Reduced to One

This first image above is my creation and yet such an attribution of authorship and control is deceptive. Rather, this is an image that is a kind of averaging of 6 differently executed drawings, paintings and a photograph. Using Adobe Photoshop it was generated by the multiplication of the black values of seven layers of these approximately…

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21 Consecutive Random Sentences

These words were copied in their entirety from those generated by accessing a random sentence generator. These sentences appeared in this order, consecutively until a sufficient body of text had accumulated, measured approximately by the size of what could fit on a computer screen without scrolling. (an aesthetic choice) The plastic rescue strains. A genuine missile…

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