Wednesday, March 4, 2009

BEACH CLUB!! first installment

In December of last year I had a joint exhibition down at Little Creatures in Fremantle with Sean Morris. The exhibition was called BEACH CLUB!! and it had a short run at the brewery before being taken down for "inappropriate content" ten days earlier than agreed. It had something to do with the inclusion of knives and knife-fighting in the images, judge for yourself if you think we went overboard (check out Sean's blog to see his work for the show). The ultimate effect of the early termination was that we were able to re-show it at a more contemporary and central venue; Spectrum Project Space in Northbridge. We also got insanely better exposure, several scandalous press articles and a longer run-time. 

BEACH CLUB!! was meant to be an exploration/celebration of how boss summer is, but also got a bit dark and a bit into greek mythology somehow, despite watching a shitload of Baywatch. A more in-depth explanation might be found on Sean's blog or the BEACH CLUB!! blog. I had two large paintings and six small ones in the show, this is my Shiphead Series; six small pieces made with diluted acrylic, pens and copic markers on pine.

Features the lyrics to C.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang Clan in banners.

Features the lyrics to Bottom Of The Sea by The Duke Spirit in the banners.

Features the lyrics to 99 Problems by Jay-Z in the banners.

Features the lyrics to Some Get Back (Revenge) by Necro in the banners.

Features the lyrics to Staring At The Sun by TV On The Radio in the banners.

Featuring the lyrics to Learn by Dizzee Rascal in the banners.

The next update will reveal the last two pieces I did for the exhibition with some detailed close-ups. Stay tuned for nudity, ghosts and tentacles.