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Anthology of Absurdity

OPENING SATURDAY JUNE 8, from 3pm to 5pm
Exhibition dates: June 5 - June 29, 2013


Provocative, uncanny, disturbing and ludicrous. Suzanne Archer transforms everyday objects into bizarre personifications. From the appropriation of an op-shop back-pack into a totemic object, to a cloth head adorned with kooky eyes and mouth, to post-ritualistic depictions of her own head suspended in the air, this is an artist unafraid to plumb the depths of the human condition: abjection, artifice, subjugation, hegemony, obsession, death, disguise, deception, femininity and narcissism. Working in mixed media sculpture, painting, works on paper and collagraphs, Archer sets about the deconstruction of social mores through exaggeration and self-mockery.

Following the success of Archer's show earlier this year, Conversations with the Devil Women at Campbelltown Arts Centre, this Dobell Prize and Fisher's Ghost prizewinning artist arouses the interest of those in search of a more challenging breed of artmaking.
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Image: Suzanne Archer, Sack, 2012. Cloth, acrylic paint, cardboard, newspaper, bell jar, 29 x 18 x 15cm
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