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Tom O’Hern: After The Future

August 27, 2021 - September 18, 2021

Tom O’Hern, Spermageddon, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy: the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart.

Bett Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new works by artist Tom O’Hern.

“New paintings and drawings.
Weird little beasts.
They could be prehistoric or they could be post apocalyptic.
Some new life forms clinging to a volcanic vent deep in the ocean.
Covid hitching a lift on a deep space probe only to crash into a distant planet and start life all over again.
I am a god and all these little creatures I’ve made out of mud and twigs and rib bones.
They say to me, ‘Auuuugh… what have you done?’
This body of work has come out of a residencey at Claremont College organised through Arts Tasmania. I started out trying to paint landscapes. I know that’s where the big bucks are and I like the idea of standing out on a hill in a beret but it didn’t turn out that way. My paintings are more like drawings, and my drawings are more like writing. Like the start of some new language that I don’t know how to read yet. They are new heiroglyphs and ancient emojis. Pictograms meant to warn of some toxic waste buried in the ground a zillion years ago. Lego instructions on how to build the next 1000 years, but every page is from a different set.” – Tom O’Hern

Opening night: 27 August 5:30 – 7:30pm.

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Details

Start:
August 27, 2021
End:
September 18, 2021

Organiser

Bett Gallery
Phone:
+61 3 6231 6511
Email:
info@bettgallery.com.au
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Venue

Bett Gallery
Level 1/65 Murray St
Hobart, TAS Australia
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Details

Start:
August 27, 2021
End:
September 18, 2021

Organiser

Bett Gallery
Phone:
+61 3 6231 6511
Email:
info@bettgallery.com.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Bett Gallery
Level 1/65 Murray St
Hobart, TAS Australia
+ Google Map