An exhibition of works by Robbie DIXON, Lucy DYSON and Thomas JEPPE
Curated by Andrew Tetzlaff and Julian White
Upstairs at the Napier,
210 Napier st Fitzroy, Melbourne.
Opening: 6-8pm Thursday Nov 3, 2011
Showing: Nov 3 – Nov 24, 2011
Supported by the City of Yarra
From Upstairs at the Napier’s website:
“Phlebotinum is a word used by screenwriters and authors to describe any inexplicable scientific or mystical force that arises or is applied to a story in order to propel the plot forward without unnecessary fuss. It is a flux capacitor, a door that shuts in Paris and opens in New York, an underwater super-submarine. The idea of phlebotinum isn’t so different from the crossed wires of a dream, those strange and perhaps subtle conveniences that belie reality.
Without being to didactic, this exhibition proposes a practical application of this narrative device through art making. Paintings, sculpture and collage act as both a commentary on the idea, as well as a realization of it. Do not touch the artwork, lest you end up back in twenty thousand leagues in the future with mutant dinosaur babies to wrestle.”
Here is some new work I have made (including the image above), some of these pieces will feature in the show, :