Photo of the Week 48

Taradale-autumn

Greg Neville, Taradale autumn, 2014

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The Advertiser’s Art

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Greg Neville, The Advertiser’s Art, wall installation, 2013

This is my piece in Random, the exhibition at Trocadero Artspace in Footscray. It’s a series of ads torn out of magazines, then put in cheap frames. The ads feature references to fine art, mostly in the trite and clichéd way you might expect; it’s a parody of popular ideas about art. You can click on the image for a larger view.

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Editions at Tacit

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Greg Neville, installation at Tacit Contemporary Art

Tacit Contemporary Art has opened in new premises with a print show called Editions. The exhibition has been curated by printmaker Stephanie Rampton and includes some works by Kirsten Perry and me that were in our recent Face/Time show at the previous Tacit.

The new and much larger Tacit has six galleries of different sizes and is an attractive new art venue for Melbourne. It was designed and built in record time by the directors Keith Lawrence and Tim Bateson.

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GoooOg

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Greg Neville, GoooOg, 2012

The Stockroom gallery in Kyneton is holding an end of year show called Span, artists exploring connection, distance and the passage of time.

This image is one of two I’m putting in the show, from a new series derived from Google Earth satellite views of various cities. The images show highways endlessly looping in decorative patterns, a tapestry of roads, parks and suburbs.

Regional Victoria is not exactly blessed with private art galleries. Most of them show various degenerate forms of craft, what I called the ‘Artesque’, painting or sculpture that looks like art but is really kitsch. The Stockroom is one exception to this rule, its three spaces show work that might be seen in ‘serious’ galleries and project spaces in Melbourne.

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