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Mikala Dwyer: Bird

July 29 - August 21

Courtesy: the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

“Among other seeming bric-a-brac, Mikala Dwyer’s nest and its décor are fabricated from oversized versions of Bauhaus designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher’s famous 1920s minimalist, modular children’s toy building blocks. Notoriously antagonistic to fairy tales as “a burden for small brains,” Siedhoff-Buscher steered child’s play toward training in the rationality and lucidity of engineered construction – of society and even cosmos as well as of the built environment.

But Dwyer’s nest entangles this didactic lexicon with darker, feral fantasies of creation. Golden eggs are brick-like droppings. Bronzed tree branches suggest withered vine shoots, as well as fossilised, fierce talons. Anality, mortality and macabre comedy overtake any proposition of nature and architecture being in some symbiotic or sustainable harmony.”

–An excerpt from Edward Colless, The Sandman is Coming, Art Collector magazine, July-September 2021

Please note: the gallery is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, click here to view the exhibition online.

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Details

Start:
July 29
End:
August 21

Gallery Name

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Phone:
+61 2 9331 1919
Email:
oxley9@roslynoxley9.com.au
Website:
roslynoxley9.com.au

Venue

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Ln
Paddington, NSW Australia
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Details

Start:
July 29
End:
August 21

Gallery Name

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Phone:
+61 2 9331 1919
Email:
oxley9@roslynoxley9.com.au
Website:
roslynoxley9.com.au

Venue

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Ln
Paddington, NSW Australia
+ Google Map