CODES IN PARALLEL

In addition to the international exhibition we present a festival program of exhibitions and events by craft artists, galleries, art spaces and craft groups in support of the IOTA24 theme. August – October 2024, Western Australia.

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Twisted Bodies Tell Their Tales

16 October - 9 November

Desmond Mah, The roadkill I saw leaving Koorabup and later in my mind, mixed media, 16 × 86 × 40cm.

Artists

Desmond Mah

Description

Singapore-born Chinese-Australian artist Desmond Mah draws inspiration from Chinese temple art and the Japanese Edo period to delve into the supernatural realm through mythological tales of magical animals,legendary monsters, fiendish imps, and ethereal spirits.

Through these intricate narratives and powerful imagery, he beckons viewers to explore the essence of humanity, from love and amusement to fear and loss. Navigating through the twisted bodies and tangled tales depicted in the works, they are prompted to confront the depths of their own emotions and reflect on the narratives behind the works.

Mah’s contemporary figurative compositions adapt from the vanishing Asian paper effigy craft technique known as Zhizha. His practice champions the materiality of layers of paint on xuan (rice) paper, transcending traditional boundaries and infusing his creations with a palpable sense of life.

Media

Sculpture

Gallery Opening Hours

Sat: 11am – 4pm
Sun – Fri: By Appointment

Accessibility

Wheelchair & pram accessible.

Image Credit

Desmond Mah, The roadkill I saw leaving Koorabup and later in my mind, mixed media, 16 × 86 × 40cm.

Details

Start:
16 October
End:
9 November
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Website:
mossensongalleries.com.au

Venue

Mossenson Galleries
115 Hay Street
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008 Australia
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Phone
0413 802 899
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