Gordon Bennett and John Citizen
Gordon Bennett: Moving Images, Part One
Curated by Helen Hughes and Chiara Scafidi
This two-part exhibition explores the role of moving-image works within the broader practice of Gordon Bennett. Spanning a range of different media, such as video, digital animation, performance documentation and painting, the works included in Gordon Bennett: Moving Images demonstrate the fluidity with which the artist sampled imagery from the art historical canon and popular culture, and highlight his process of remixing in the production of new work. In this exhibition, objects—such as a suit—and images—such as Philip Guston’s Ku Klux Klan masks and Margaret Preston’s generic Aboriginal staffage—move seamlessly from the painted canvas to the screen, revealing the computer (where cutting, pasting and remixing can be undertaken at a fast pace) to be a crucial compositional aid. This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view rarely exhibited moving image works by both Gordon Bennett and John Citizen.
Gordon Bennett: Moving Images, Part Two will take place at Sutton Gallery between 2 and 30 July 2016.
Gordon Bennett and John Citizen are represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
Image: Gordon Bennett Still from Performance with object for the expiation of guilt (Violence and grief remix) 1996, courtesy the artist, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.