Friday, 10 February 2017

Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man – Jam Factory Icon

An huge overview of Gerry's cultural concerns. 

Delighted, challenged and always moved by Gerry's Australian Gothic series. Sculptural figurines are talking points that are tough, moral and universal such as vignette's from Wake in Fright, the Abu Ghraib torture victim and the melancholy of willow pattern decoration & landscape.

Round of applause for a true alt-country and independent music fan and all the images and text devoted to Gerry's favourite musicians. Urns also include representations of surfing fanaticism, and political passions.

Kitschen Man shows us that Gerry is an artist who feels and thinks deeply.  He continues to push his craft into fresh realms. Grayson Perry describes the job of an artist is to 'notice things'. Gerry notices, distills and presents us with a world that is both wonderful and horrible using the clay surface as a dark mirror.

Wednesday 8 February – Saturday 18 March 2017

Manningham Art Gallery
687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Victoria
 



Heads

Voyager Pot, 2016 coil built, cobalt decorated earthenware
Gram Pot, 2016 hand built, slip decorated earthenware
Australian Gothic tableau & 'personal' works from Wedd's kitchen on the back wall including peer potters & family.

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