We do love ourselves a great mashup, and who better than aMBUSH Gallery to put on a group show of modern artists reinventing those masters of old?
“For centuries, art has marched alongside history, and history alongside art. Each movement, from the painstakingly detailed oils of the Renaissance to the tongue-in-cheek boldness of 1960s Pop Art, has marked and been marked by the great heights and most regrettable lows of its cultural and temporal context.
Having bubbled below the surface, in tunnels, on train lines and under the ominous cloak of midnight hours, the persistent and controversial street art and graffiti subculture has burst into the foreground of popular attention and established itself, however unexpectedly, as the defining art movement of our time.
Characterised by conflict, enigma and the burgeoning curiosity of growing audiences, it is undeniable that this movement belongs in the same echelon as other controversial, yet ultimately significant and culturally reflective art movements of centuries past.
Rinse and Repeat seeks to articulate this sentiment by showcasing the work of twelve Australian established and emerging street and graffiti artists as they find inspiration in history’s master works and reinterpret them from the perspective of today’s most prevalent and exciting art form.
Comprising the work of Phibs, Teazer, Bridge Stehli, Shannon Crees, Teem, Fintan Magee, Guido van Helten, Cam Wall, Carl Steffan and Adnate, Slicerand Deams of Melbourne’s AWOL crew, Rinse and Repeat articulates the evolution of a movement that, in its irrepressibility, has rendered it the defining art form of contemporary culture.”
Sounds mighty fine – would love to see how these artists pull off new renditions of some masters! Also check out this rad video preview of the show …
Head down to aMBUSH Gallery tonight or over the weekend to see it all for yourself!
Who: Phibs, Teazer, Bridge Stehli, Shannon Crees, Teem, Fintan Magee, Guido van Helten, Adnate, Slicer, Deams, Cam Wall and Carl Steffan
What: Rinse & Repeat group show
Where: aMBUSH Gallery,
When: Show opens Thursday 6th December from 6pm til 9pm, show runs until Sunday 9th December.