SLUG GUN DRUG MACHINE
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 4 to 8 pm
April 6 to May 25, 2013
TV Moore works in multiple disciplines using painting, photography, video, film, installation and performance. He explores psychological space within popular culture and mass media with both humour and style. Through his works Moore discovers myriads of worlds where there are stories within stories and histories within histories. It seems the artist enjoys the melodrama found in humour; finding alienation in the form of irony, using aesthetic form to visualize the truth hidden behind the superficiality of the familiar, or the meaning behind the joke. In Moore’s work the abstract returns to the real, in order to represent it as a matrix of social desires equally absurd and sublime.
TV Moore (1974, born in Australia) graduated from The University of Sydney, Australia and got his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, USA. His work has been shown in private and public institutions worldwide, and has been included in such International exhibitions as the Busan Biennale (South Korea), the Turin Triennale (Italy), as well as the 16th Biennale of Sydney (Australia).
Moore has received numerous awards and his work is held in private and public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Moore’s contribution to the 16th Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions – forms that turn (Australia, 2008) “Escape Carnival” is now permanently installed on Cockatoo Island, Sydney. Moore is currently working on some significant projects in New York.
Primarily known for his paintings, David Griggs is now focusing on video and film. “Where’s Francis?” and “I Shall Return” are two of his newest works. These videos are introspective about the aimless search for enlightenment and transcendence by people who are caught within the trappings of history through the symbolism of pop culture and the national past. As part of his artistic approach, the artist interacts with various communities both in the Philippines and Australia while exploring socio-political themes through the use of humour and aesthetic irony. His themes have tackled local festivals and prison life in Manila, outlaw culture in Australia, reactions on the policies of anti-terrorism, and the war imaginary as portrayed on film.
David Griggs (1975, born in Australia, has an MFA from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and America. Griggs has conducted research for projects during residencies in Barcelona, Manila, Thailand and Burma. David Griggs will be featuring two videos that make references to film culture specifically tied to the Philippines while investigating the dominant historical consciousness surrounding each narrative. He currently lives and works in Manila, Philippines.