Exhibiting Artists: Sherry McLane Alejos, Belle Bassin, Alasdair McLuckie, Jon Orth, Natalie Ryan, Kellie Wells
A West Space Project curated by Mark Feary & Simon Maidment
25 July – 2 August 2008, West Space, Melbourne. 8 August – 28 August at University of Southern Queensland Gallery, Toowoomba
Collapsing ideas of progress as a necessary outcome of evolution, this project presents new and recent works by a selection of young Melbourne artists whose works reconsider myths, paganism and anthropology. Incorporating sculpture, video, drawing and installation The Devolution Project considers regressive tendencies within the context of emerging art practices.
The Devolution Project features new and recent works by Sherry McLane Alejos, Belle Bassin, Jon Orth, Alasdair McLuckie, Natalie Ryan and Kellie Wells.
The individual projects are located within various historical contexts, not always determinedly specific. They mark a departure from a pointed contemporaneity towards concerns that are more eternal or universal.
The featured artists are all recent art graduates from art institutions in Melbourne, with the majority presenting major solo projects at West Space throughout 2008. The Devolution Project presents a snapshot of artistic practices currently emerging out of Melbourne and a platform for analogous practices to be presented together.
The Devolution Project was a West Space Project curated by Mark Feary and Simon Maidment that will be presented at West Space, Melbourne from 25 July – 2 August followed by the University of Southern Queensland Gallery, Toowoomba from 8 August – 28 August.
Link to project at West Space.