Friend or Faux?
Troy Emery's night vision now showing at Craft
Friday 20 July 2018
Referring to his sculptures as “fake taxidermy”, Troy obscures recognisable animal forms to create new, other-worldly species that are at once friendly and unnerving.
Made with luridly coloured, mass-produced ‘craft’ materials such as pom poms and fringe, as Troy says “in a camp interpretation of the way skins and furs are cherished and fetishised” his mythical creatures challenge our perception of what they are, and of the materials themselves.
Director and Curator of The Johnston Collection, Louis Le Vaillant, says “Full of dichotomies and differences, Troy perceives and works between worlds, and asks the same of us. He suggests new and future ideas through sculpture and asks us, through various irrationalities and emotions, to question our many and varied relationships with material culture through his wonderfulnight vision.”
night vision is showing at Craft until 18 August 2018
Note to Editors: The artist and curator are available for interview. Click here for artist bio, and more image from the exhibition.
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