The illustrative talents of two of Juddy Roller studios finest will be on display in later November, as Kitt Bennett and Shawn Lu ink out a storm of fantastic imagery. We’ve been following both these guys work for a while now, and we’ve loved every bit of it – great to see them teaming up together to bring out a show like this one!
“Be Civilised is a collection of ink works on paper, by Juddy Roller’s own Kitt Bennett and Shawn Lu. The works are a documentation of the artists’ perceived representations of culture and the human experience that comes with it.
Kitt Bennett creates humorous instances that focus on our materialistically driven society, steadfast in its ways and blindly expanding with little regard for the consequences. Themes of consumerism and assimilation add to the storytelling in an attempt to realise new perspectives on our lives.
Shawn Lu’s work explores imagined myths and urban legends perpetuated by the human condition, through modern machinery coupled with nineteenth-century medievalism. Vague narratives of a second dark age which is paradoxically documented through the artwork, include monuments and technology that are repurposed, and their original intentions and meaning forgotten.
The works allow a glimpse into the uncertainties that surrounds us, serving as a reminder to always be civilised.”
Check out all the details below, and we’ll catch you at the show!
Who: Kitt Bennett & Shawn Lu
What: Be Civilised duo show
Where: Juddy Roller, 226 Johnston st (corner Johnston Street and chapel st), Fitzroy, Melbourne – entrance on Chapel St.
When: Show opens Friday November 27th from 6pm and runs until …
Check out the facebook event page for more info on the show!