A WORLD APART

  Peter Daverington,  Uncle Bob , 2012, oil on canvas, 91x61cm.

Peter Daverington, Uncle Bob, 2012, oil on canvas, 91x61cm.

A WORLD APART, ARC ONE Gallery (29 Jan - 1 March 2014)

Curated by Annabel Holt and Anabelle Lacroix

Reviewed in The Age, Arts and Entertainment, 'In the Galleries', 15 Feb 2014.

'A WORLD APART: The pliability of history, the body and the environment are central to ARC ONE'S first group show of the year.  Featuring works held in major collections or featured in major institutional shows - courtesy of gallery artists Julie Rrap, Pat Brassington, Anne Zahalka, Peter Callas, Peter Daverington, Rose Farrell and George Parkin - A WORLD APART offsets the performative with the visceral, the landscape with the surreal.  Daverington's Uncle Bob is a single work in three parts and three mediums. We're presented with a surrealist phizog painted in the artist's devastatingly meticulous manner, neighboured by an animated video work featuring the same character and a photographic print made from a video still.  Callas' chromogenic print, Japanese Uncle Sam, deals in a kind of cultural and historical mutation that invokes the cultural schema under-pinning an occupied post-war Japan.'

- Dan Rule


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