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Photo: Viki Petherbridge
Kevin Maritz, Untitled (Bead sculpture no. 5), 2003, aluminium, steel, 230 x 40 x 40 cm. © Courtesy the artist
Sweet spot presents the work of seven contemporary Australian artists who engage with decorative traditions and ideas about ornamentation. While they have different conceptual and material practices, the artists are united by a sensual engagement with media and form that privileges the notion of ‘aesthetic pleasure’. This concept does not simply imply beauty, but also the idea of sensuous perception.
This exhibition brings into focus contemporary aspects of the dynamic between a hedonistic revelling in ornamental excess (present in historical periods like the Rococo) and the ordered restraint of modernism.
To coincide with the Richard Avedon People exhibition, the Potter will host a free screening of the widely acclaimed documentary Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light.
The film will be screened at 2pm each day from Friday 27 February to Sunday 1 March 2015.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm