19 October – 16 November 2013
Opening Event | Friday 18 October 6pm
Slide Night | Saturday 9 November 7pm
Glaze presents new video work developed as part of Boxcopy’s Emerging artist program, by Brisbane-based artist, Liam O’Brien. The main area of O’Brien’s inquiry focuses on ideas of personal freedom, of which the construction of individuality is integral. Through the processes of individuation one is forced to determine what is meaningful to oneself and, therefore, what is worth investing time, energy and finances into pursuing. An interest in the self-determination of meaning forms the framework for this exhibition. Glaze invites the audience to consider the extent to which the work has been constructed with an intended message or is merely a vacuous engagement with surface, open to their interpretation.
Graduating from the Queensland College of Art with honours in 2010, Liam O’Brien has spent the last three years developing his practice through a number of local and interstate exhibitions including Greatest Hits (Vol 3) at the IMA and Test Pattern at Ryan Renshaw. O’Brien has recently completed a commission for Artbank’s Performutations video series, undertaken a residency at 501 Artspace in Chongqing, China, and been named a recipient of the Art & Australia/Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award. O’Brien is also developing new work for SafARI 2014, the Biennale of Sydney’s ‘unofficial’ fringe event.
Image: Liam O’Brien The Glaze, 2013. Courtesy the artist.
EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION | GLAZE 2013