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Disfiguration: Sculpture from Italy

8 - 8 November
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 19 November, 2016

David Mackie, Nebuchadnezzar, 2012, painted wood, 44 x 80 x 37 cm

David Mackie

8-19 November 2016

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
admission: Free

There’s a mischievous pleasure in trying to put my own stamp on a historic model…

Caliban, 2016, painted wood, 45 x 42 x 13 cm
Caliban, 2016, painted wood, 45 x 42 x 13 cm

Caliban, 2016, painted wood, 45 x 42 x 13 cm

Diana of Ephesus, 2012, painted wood, 63 x 26 x 64 cm

Diana of Ephesus, 2012, painted wood, 63 x 26 x 64 cm

Goddess Head, 2015, painted wood, 33 x 37 x 68 cm

Goddess Head, 2015, painted wood, 33 x 37 x 68 cm

Nebuchadnezzar, 2012, painted wood, 44 x 80 x 37 cm

Nebuchadnezzar, 2012, painted wood, 44 x 80 x 37 cm

Caliban, 2016, painted wood, 45 x 42 x 13 cmDiana of Ephesus, 2012, painted wood, 63 x 26 x 64 cmGoddess Head, 2015, painted wood, 33 x 37 x 68 cmNebuchadnezzar, 2012, painted wood, 44 x 80 x 37 cm

Disfiguration: Sculpture from Italy by David Mackie is inspired by the art of the past – a reflection of human ideas and stories across time and cultures.

Artist Statement:

These recent works are largely inspired by the art of the past. That’s not really a deliberate choice, but after many years of looking at art, the stories and themes that resonate with me are often the ones I have found there. On one hand, there’s a mischievous pleasure in trying to put my own stamp on a historic model, but, obviously, it shows how well in tune with human experience the old masters were. The way visual art reflects our ideas of ourselves is fascinating, and that it does so across time and culture is even more so.

The endeavour then is to try to embody something of the richness of the old artworks using the materials and techniques that are most familiar to me.

I’ve always been a constructor of sculpture. A builder rather than a carver or modeller. Wood lends itself to this way of working. It permits quite a lot of scope for chopping and changing. The sculptures in this exhibition are all wood, although I also work with steel.

David Mackie

Born 1962, Melbourne, Australia.

Studied Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1979 – 1982, BA (Fine Art – Sculpture).

Solo Exhibitions:

  1. Pinacotheca, Melbourne.
  1. Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

Group Exhibitions:

  1. Spring Collection, Rhumballaras, Melbourne.
  1. Collettiva La Sfinge, Palazzo Casali, Cortona, Italy.
  1. With Sarah Miatt, Palazzo Casali, Cortona.
  1. Collettiva La Sfinge, Palazzo Casali, Cortona.
  1. Hybrida Contemporanea, Rome.
  1. 10th Cortilone International, Sorano, Italy.
  1. With Liz Graham-Yooll, 54 The Gallery, London, UK.

Collections:

Private collections in Australia, Italy, UK, USA and Canada.

Website:    www.davidmackie.it

Details

Start:
8 November, 2016 : 11:00 am
End:
18 November, 2016 : 5:00 pm
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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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