V∆ND∆L & ART PHARMACY PRESENT
"ICON" by ALUN RHYS JONES
Date: 6 April - 29 May
Time: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
16-30 Vine St, Redfern
A reality TV star has just become the 45th President of the United States of America, in no small part due to his celebrity status and grasp of the media. Celebrity culture can no longer be viewed as harmless entertainment for the masses, it has real, deep and long lasting effects on culture, history, ethics and the populace.
With his latest exhibition, “ICON”, Australian based artist, Alun Rhys Jones uses a variety of mediums including large scale installation, sculpture, charcoal drawings and more to continue his exploration of identity, commodity, media, and popular culture.
Often humorous, visually striking and wonderfully thought provoking, the show asks the audience to confront the role of celebrity in a post internet, late capitalist, consumer society.
"RAINBOW WARRIORS" by SARAH BEETSON
A Curation of Colourful Characters: 1 March 2017 - 5 April 2017
V∆ND∆L & Art Pharmacy is focused on bringing their progressive values of creativity, craft, art, design and innovation to an exciting new gallery.
Housed in Redfern’s newest, custom-built, architecturally designed creative warehouse, V∆ND∆L’s high ceilings and vast space lend itself perfectly to the large scale and bold work of Sarah Beetson’s new exhibition, “Rainbow Warriors".
Curated by Art Pharmacy, “Rainbow Warriors” draws on Beetson’s background in fashion illustration. The show presents a saturated army of portraits spanning celebrity worship, fashion, dreams, sex and selfies - each is a manifestation of personal identity, strength and vulnerability, whilst also being a study in colour.