Joan Ross: The Art of Trying to Control Flowers

When:
February 11, 2017 to
March 25, 2017
Where:
Moana Project Space
Web:
http://www.moana-ari.com

Presented in conjunction with the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival, The Art of Trying to Control Flowers is a new exhibition by Scottish-born, New South Wales-based artist Joan Ross.

Working across sculpture, video, wallpaper, and installation, Ross uses her characteristic wit to critically re-examine the sins of Australia’s colonial past. Appropriating visual imagery from hi-vis culture, RSL clubs, colonial painting, and white techno-suburbia, The Art of Trying to Control Flowers re-frames Australia’s colonial narrative as a lurid and absurd fantasy, and provokes a questioning of our collective relationship with both history and with the environment.

Exhibition opens on Friday 10 February from 6-10pm. Show then runs 11 February to 25 March with the gallery open 7-4 Mon-Fri, 10-3 Sat and 11-4 Sun. Entry is free.

Image:

JOAN ROSS
Not a $tone unturned, 2015
Handpainted digital print
Courtesy the Artist and Michael Reid Gallery