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Consume Me

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© Courtesy of the artist & The 69 Smith Street Gallery
Consume Me

69 Smith St.
Fitzroy
3066 Melbourne
Australia
October 16th, 2013 - November 3rd, 2013
Opening: October 19th, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.69smithstreet.com.au/
COUNTRY:  
Australia
EMAIL:  
69smithstgallery@gmail.com
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 11-5; Sun 12-5

DESCRIPTION

Consume me brings together familiar celebrities but at the same time obfuscates them into ambiguous shapes and blurs. Celebrity identities become unidentifiable; they are glamorous, entrancing images that dance just beyond the grasp of recognition.

Barnett’s art practice investigates the meaning of celebrity culture and societies relationship to it. ‘I am compelled by the encompassing, invasive and inescapable figures of modern media’. Barnett creates miniature dioramas using cut out images from gossip magazines. Here they are assembled and photographed, to then be translated into oil paintings, occupying a vibrant and hyper-coloured agora.