31 July to 7 September 2008
The Art Resort brings together a range of disparate artists and works that utilise motifs and signifiers affiliated with popular conceptions of the notion of 'resort'.
This show examines an emerging tendency in the practice of contemporary Brisbane artists to quote or reference ideas of the resort for a variety of differing outcomes. The artists included in the exhibition have a range of differing artistic concerns and practices. All are QUT graduates and five of the exhibitors are currently undertaking post-graduate studies at the University.
The works included are not wholly concerned with ideas of leisure but instead use the motifs related to the concept of resort to deal with an array of themes. From the large scale wall work of Alexandra Feu'u, who deals with ideas of cultural exoticism, to the photographic work of Jemima Wyman, who humorously looks at the darker almost ridiculous depictions of a Resort culture, the artists represented all have complex, critical and engaging practices that lead the viewer, through Hawaiian coloured glasses, to a range of concepts.
Boxcopy is an artist-run initiative dedicated to supporting artists in developing experimental and creative practices. The ensuite program runs in addition to our permanent space in studio 3.10 of Metro Arts. Boxcopy ensuite runs temporary exhibitions in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. These exhibitions seek to extend the program of Boxcopy as well as provide alternative exhibiting opportunities for artists, writers and curators.
Anita Holtsclaw, Curator of The Art Resort and Co-Director Boxcopy