Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Pretty Beach, 2019. Painted wood, silver ballchain, crystals, audio. Courtesy: the artist and Moore Contemporary, Perth.
Everything Is True is the largest ever assembly of sculptural work by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, a Perth-based artist whose practice explores the different ways that memory can inhabit and emerge from domestic spaces. This exhibition presents audiences with a blend of exquisite technical virtuosity, material intrigue and a palpable presence that can be both playful and terrifying.
Drawing on the narrative capacity of animal archetypes, crafted objects and the human presence, Abdullah aims to articulate physical dialogues between the natural world, identity and the agency of culture. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, his work has been described as magicrealism, creating poetic interventions with the built environment.
Everything Is True fills the entire John Curtin Gallery for an emotionally charged journey through the memories, dreamscapes and spiritual imagination of one of Australia’s most compelling contemporary artists.
A Perth Festival event, presented in conjunction with John Curtin Gallery.
OPENING POSTPONED, please see website for updates: https://jcg.curtin.edu.au