Indian Ocean Craft Triennial
Until 30 January
Wooden sculptural works created with Balinese artisans that elevate the everyday.
Three Rodney Glick sculptures are presented as part of both The View From Here and the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial that is taking place in various galleries throughout Perth and Fremantle.
Glick’s refusal to follow the division of mind and matter is at the core of these works. Traversing the prosaic and the poetic, the works centre on scenes and icons from everyday life elevated into objects of regard and worship, both of this realm and possibly another. Made from sustainable sources in Bali (where he has been based since 2005) in collaboration with local carvers and painters, they animate relationships between spirit, idea, form, belief and experience.
Since the early 1990s, Glick has been one of Western Australia’s most consistently inventive and provocative artists. The tone of his work stretches from bitingly ironic takes on the position of the contemporary artist to enveloping reflections on the passage of time, the meaning of place and labour. The materiality of his output has been equally expansive, taking in conceptual forms, complex, multi-perspective movies, public art, photography and sculpture.
“I’m not producing art because I need to make it. I produce art because I see a whole lot of strange juxtapositions and interesting things. The skill involved is well beyond my skill base. It is mind-blowing.” — Rodney Glick, The View From Here 2021
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