Alex Seton often structures his solo exhibitions around a particular theme or story. Meet Me Under the Dome is his most personal to date. It includes effigies of a favourite toy rabbit; a ladder built by his mathematically-minded father using the golden ratio; four mattocks with differently coloured marble blades; and even an organic toilet in resplendent green marble. The artist places a marble carving of a Besa block on a marble swing, changing a primitive weighing device into an off-beat monument. He takes the pattern from a found soft-drink bottle and reproduces it in shallow relief.
The results are simultaneously remniscent of those Wunderlich pressed metal ceilings – once a common feature of stylish Australian interiors, and the weathered walls of an ancient tomb.
The gallery is open and practicing COVID-19 social distancing measures. The exhibition can also be viewed online here.
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