New work by Mark Shorter
Performance 20 – 29 November 2014, Thur-Sat 12-6pm and Sunday 30 November 12-4pm
Artist conversation and closing drinks Sunday 30 November 4pm
A new work developed specifically for presentation at Boxcopy, Dry Gulch considers the relationship between the artist’s body and the oft-inhabited contemporary art space. For the exhibition Shorter will extinguish the natural light that permeates Boxcopy and occupy the space for the duration of the show. As viewers enter the darkened room, their pupils will dilate only to reveal a manifestation of the artist’s body as an unsettling chiaroscuro vision.
Mark Shorter studied at the National Art School, Sydney and the Sydney College of the Arts where he completed a PhD in Visual Arts. Shorter has exhibited extensively throughout Australia. Significant exhibitions and performances include: 50 Ways to Kill Renny Kodgers, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, 2014, presented as a part of the Dark MOFO festival; Acts of Exposure, a survey of his Schleimgurgeln performance and video series, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 2013; and Renny Kodgers LIVE with Pee Pee, presented as part of the Biennale of Sydney’s Superdeluxe@Artspace, 2010. From 2010 to 2012 he was the host of The Renny Kodgers Quiz Hour on FBi 94.5FM and in early 2014 he published Quixotic Visions: Tino La Bamba’s Great Australian Adventure.
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Image: Mark Shorter Two Sketches for Antipodyseuss, 2014.
Boxcopy presents Sliding Door – a limited edition series of artist ephemera.
Available from the Boxcopy gallery on Petrie Terrace, these will be published in an edition of 100, and feature a different artist each month or so.
The first edition features Archie Moore and is available at Boxcopy from Saturday 24 May. Further editions feature Danielle Clej, Elizabeth Willing, Dirk Yates and Hayley Brandon.
Upcoming in 2014
Boxcopy is gearing up for an exciting 2014 – along with our emerging artist program, this year Boxcopy will commission new works for solo exhibitions by Australian artists: