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"Modified Terrain: Patricia Piccinini and Christopher Langton"
2002-07-25 until 2002-08-31
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
From the 25th of July until the 31st of August the IMA will present the work
of Patricia Piccinini and Christopher Langton in a show entitled Modified
Terrain. This show curated especially for the IMA, will be an exceptional
opportunity to see both of these artists together.
In Patricias work Swell three screened projections of undulating water,
painstakingly rendered on a computer, transports us to the sea, leaving us
dizzy and slightly nauseated. Five of Patricias famous car nuggets also
feature in this show, their stunning, vivid colours and designs recalling
intricate car and helmet designs. Patricias Panel Works, an extension of
her Car Nuggets, are panels of fabricated automotive exteriors and are
beautifully complimentary to Chriss works.
Chris Langtons work presents us with an idealised and exaggerated world. A
large wall work entitled Wall Flowers features exactly that, flowers, yet
these large motorised flowers are nothing like what you would find in a back
yard. Refusing to die or stay still, Langtons flowers are picture perfect.
In another piece, two large inflated Koalas, entitled, Soft Centre, invoke
their iconic status whilst they loom large over us. Chriss Action Men are
rather aptly titled; these three motorised figures move and dance when
triggered by music.