Collision – Mark Reyment – sculpture and drawings

Exhibition: March 19 to April 15, 2017 (Opening: Opening event on March 19 at 2pm)

ARTIST STATEMENT – MARK REYMENT

Art is what happens when I’m busy making plans!

What starts out as a simple idea becomes increasingly complex, I like to play with disorder and my work reflects degrees of disorder frozen in time.

I often give my work whimsical titles, usually based on whatever was rattling around in my head at the time,

It’s not the fall that kills you (financial pressures)

The worlds strangest married couple (a reflection on love)

A Berlin crisis (feeling under siege)

A man of letters (self-depreciation).

These are things from everyday life given expression in Boxes, clouds, cages, flagpoles, scaffold, factories and towers, what seems chaotic is not quite so! There is a certain amount of order, but there is always a point where I just stop and say that’s it!

I play with geometry but never use rulers and such, imperfection in each object affects the other, this is especially so with the cage device, it is both symbolic and very difficult to build without them warping, they often contain clouds, white clouds, dark clouds, they are built for thing’s impossible to contain.

The saw tooth roof factory is a reflection on masculinity, or my being a father or my father, of duty and obligation, it is sometimes employed as a purely aesthetic device, these buildings being built purely for functionality being re used as an aesthetic device,

This is getting complicated so I’ll stop now.

Mark Reyment

Mark Reyment

Mark Reyment

1962 Born Melbourne, Victoria

EDUCATION

1987          Gippsland Institute Batchelor of art 1st year

1988-89    Victorian College of the Arts  Bachelor of Fine Art years 2&3

1991-92    Victorian College of the Arts  Graduate Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture)

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

1991         Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne

1992        Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne

1993         Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gippsland Campus

1994         Scope Gallery, Melbourne

1995         Human oddities, Caulfield arts complex

2005         Hogan Gallery Collingwood,

2008         Meeniyan art centre Drawings

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1989        Graduate show VCA Melbourne

Just good friends

Friends of the Earth Gallery Fitzroy Melbourne

1991        Group show Girgis & Klym Gallery Melbourne

Fitzroy artists, Fitzroy town hall, Melbourne

1992        Graduate show VCA Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne University

1995        The New Energy, Gippsland Artists, Latrobe Regional Gallery

2004        The UFO show Yarra Sculpture Space

COMMISIONS / PUBLIC WORKS

1995         Bottle Sculptures

Rhumberallas Cafe, Southgate, Melbourne

1998          large mural Venus Bay Victoria

2000         The Long Table   Tarwin Lower Victoria

2003         Train Bridge Roundhouse studios Traralgon, Victoria

2007         dragonflys eco village Cowes, Phillip Island

2012         Reel Dance music awards, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW

AWARDS

1987           1st prize Sculpture in the park.

Gasworks community art centre. South Melbourne

1988-89   Trustees award, National Gallery of Victoria

1994           Artist in Residence, Monash University, Gippsland Campus

 

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