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#FLOWERS_v3

By Daniel Sherington

Presented by Metro Arts

This exhibition is part of an ongoing project that considers the implications of art existing as
commodity.

Taking cues from traditional Dutch still life painting and ‘Tulip Mania’, #FLOWERS is a program that gathers images of flowers taken from Instagram and algorithmically collages them over hand-drawn still life imagery. These images are printed in the gallery space every 28 seconds, referencing the average viewing time of an artwork in a museum context; yet also creating a supply of work that meets no actual demand.

Exhibition-goers are welcomed to take and collect these still life images with them, creating a moment of transaction and dispersing these images more widely into the community.

DATES

Sat 11 Jun – Sat 2 Jul

Sat 11 Jun, 4 – 6pm | Opening Event

VENUE

Gallery Two
Metro Arts, West End

Image Credit: #FLOWERS_v3, by Daniel Sherington, 2021. Image courtesy of artist.

THE ARTIST

Daniel Sherington is a Meanjin/Brisbane based artist whose work seeks to appropriate and redraw, ideas and imagery from the past as a means of understanding their value and contemporary connotations. He predominantly utilises drawing as a medium from which he can make these observations. Alongside drawing, Sherington often employs digital processes of making to engage and facilitate interdisciplinary outcomes for his work.

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