THE ART RESORT
QUT Art Museum | 2 George Street, Brisbane
Joseph Breikers | Alex Feu’u | Channon Goodwin | Anita Holtsclaw | Tim Kerr | Daniel McKewen | Marianne Templeton | Tim Woodward | Jemima Wyman |
31 July – 7 September 2008
The Art Resort aims to bring together a range of disparate artists and works that utilise motifs and signifiers affiliated with popular conceptions of the notion of “resort”.
The show will examine an emerging tendency in the practice of contemporary Brisbane artists to quote or reference ideas of the resort for a variety of differing outcomes. The artists whose works will be presented are all past and present QUT students who work across a variety of media. The works themselves are not wholly concerned with ideas about leisure but instead use the motifs related to the concept to deal with an array of themes. From the large-scale wall relief work of Alex Feu’u, who deals with ideas of cultural exoticism, to the photographic work of Jemima Wyman, who humorously looks at the darker almost ridiculous depictions of a ‘Disney Resort’ culture, the artists represented all have complex, critical and engaging practices that lead the viewer, through Hawaiian coloured glasses, to a range of concepts.