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October 4, 2018

MIKE PARR SOLO EXHIBITION ‘KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER’ TO OPEN FRIDAY AT ANNA SCHWARTZ GALLERY

Image: MIKE PARR, KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER, 2018 (installation view). 22 glass sculptures and wall drawing. Photography: Jacqui Shelton.
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

A new solo exhibition by Mike Parr entitled KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER opens at Anna Schwartz Gallery on Friday 5 October to 21 December 2018 as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2018.

Nineteen ‘heads’ have been scooped, kneaded and formed in clay hollowed out of dense blocks.

Image: MIKE PARR, KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER, 2018 (installation view). 22 glass sculptures and wall drawing. Photography: Jacqui Shelton.
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

A new solo exhibition by Mike Parr entitled KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER opens at Anna Schwartz Gallery on Friday 5 October to 21 December 2018 as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2018.

Nineteen ‘heads’ have been scooped, kneaded and formed in clay hollowed out of dense blocks. The glass sculptures are blindly and randomly disposed, occupying the whole of the ground floor gallery space and accompanied by a wall drawing, also done blind. The ‘blind dimension’ of this work carries a powerful, far-reaching metaphorical resonance in relation to Parr’s Self Portrait Project, representing the moment when the work is cast into the nameless void of collectivity and history.

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