4 May – 21 May 2017
Artist, writer and former University lecturer, Christopher Crouch’s latest exhibition is framed by the idea of absence and presence. City trees are drawn separated from their immediate surroundings, revealing how they have grown in response to outside constraints; their branches and twigs are then painted in styles that purport be realistic, moving backwards and forwards between wall paper and botanical studies. Finally, a set of large etchings takes images of these twigs and leaves and transforms them into garlands gathered around an absent sculptural bust.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of his book Lenin in Perth, an account of Lenin’s exile in Perth, which also deals with absence and presence.
His work is held in the collections of Museo Internacional de Electrografia Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain; The University of Liverpool, UK, the Liverpool School of Architecture, UK, Art Bank, Wesfarmers, Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, and Qingdao Art Gallery, the People’s Republic of China.
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