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Alex Seton: Cut From Marble

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Alex Seton is a Sydney based artist who memorializes everyday objects through sculpture, installation and photography. In the 2014 Adelaide Biennial: Dark Heart, Seton memorializes the 28 empty life jackets that washed ashore the Cocos islands in May of 2013. His monumental piece titled, “Somebody Died Trying To Have A Life Like Mine,” reminds us of the individual stories of those asylum seekers who undertook the fatal trip.

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Here’s a look at some of his past works. While the medium of marble has strong roots in classical statuary, Seton’s focus to it brings an everyday quality that pulls into question the reverence of the material and his subject.

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See more from Alex at his website.

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NEW EXHIBIT AT NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA: ‘Suburban’

[2011-2013]

Australian artist Ian Strange aka Kid Zoom just premiered his new solo exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria last week, titled ‘SUBURBAN’. Ian is also releasing a “SUBURBAN’ [FILM] in late 2013.

“Suburban is a multifaceted photography, film, installation exhibition and film project created by New York-based Australian artist Ian Strange. Since 2011 Strange worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film seven site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes. The recording of these interventions through film and photographic documentation forms the basis of this new body of work.”

-Via http://www.kid-zoom.com

26th July – 15th September 2013
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
NGV Studio, Ground Level

Ian Strange: SUBURBAN from Ian Strange [KID ZOOM] on Vimeo.

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From The Citrus Report