CURIOSITY & RITUALS OF THE EVERYDAY
In addition to the international exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre and John Curtin Gallery,
a festival program of exhibitions and events is presented by craft artists, galleries, art spaces and craft groups in support of the IOTA21 themes.
From Sep-Nov 2021 in Western Australia.
November 6, 2021 - March 9, 2022
Rodney Glick – Artist
lives and works in the village of Tengkulak Tengah, Kemenuh, Bali, Indonesia
I Wayan Darmadi – painter,
lives and works in the village of West Bona, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
I Ketut Apel Suartika – wood carver,
lives and works in the village of Sumanpan, Kemenuh, Bali, Indonesia
I Komang Suryana – wood carver,
lives and works in village of Tingal Bingin Mas, Bali, Indonesia
Rodney Glick is a Western Australian artist who has been based in Indonesia since 2005. During this time, he has worked with a team of Balinese artists to create the body of sculptural work Everyone, Everyday.
The Everyone part of his work features intricate wood carvings of people and religious deities mostly in elevated positions–always in a mundane setting or accompanied by unexpected props. The Everyday part of Glick’s work consists of objects: ceremonial offerings, tables, clothes, textiles, bricks, glasses. Perfectly crafted, they bring a degree of devout seriousness to a celebration of the everyday.
In this display that features a “life-size” sleeping man, a gold-gilded, feather-down jacket, and a seated Buddha, Glick utilises realist tropes to offer meditations on the symbolism and rituals that give form to community and individual life.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Monday: 10am – 5pm (Closed Tuesday)
Image: Rodney Glick, This Is You, 2020- 2021, Carved, painted, and gilded wood, 90 x 90 x 70cm