The False Demographic

Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin.

Curated by Ted Whitaker and Chloe Geoghegan
7 October 2015 – 31 October 2015
Robert Carter, Brendan Jon Philip, Stella Corkery, Ondřej Vicena

Exploring an alternative voice within the mainstream flag debate, The False Demographic reflects the diverse potential of socio-political dialogue within art practice. Questioning the debate as an automatic discussion, Robert Carter’s installation ‘The Voice of Authority II’ (2015) will embody and distort the forceful nature of political dialogue. Enclosed by a border of quiet but invasive Kikuyu grass, Stella Corkery’s painting ‘Ears Burning’ (2015) accompanies ‘Stateless Vexilla’ (2015) a series of new drawings from Dunedin based artist Brendan Jon Philip exploring the indeterminacy of individuation in post-global society. Prague based Czech artist Ondřej Vicena’s sculptural installation ‘I saw how tourist view burnt a spoon’ (2015) intersects the gallery space; hyperreality and reality interweave to offer a much needed viewpoint from the outside looking in.