Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kick Gallery: Craig MacDonald - Rocket Science

Kick Gallery Presents




Craig MacDonald

Rocket Science


Opening 6-8pm Thursday November 11
Exhibition runs November 9 – November 27 2010



Rocket Science is a new exhibition of bronze sculpture and drawings on paper by Craig MacDonald. In this inaugural Kick Gallery exhibition MacDonald has created a series of works that reference pivotal events in modern history with a wry look at the extraordinary lengths to which humanity will go in the search for power and the blind faith the West has in technology.



MacDonald approaches these subjects with a warmth and ironic humour allowing us to contemplate the innocent and heroic qualities of his characters as well as the stress and strains of their adventures. Influenced by the role of social and political commentary in art Craig’s figures play out their psychodramas and attempts at greatness against the steely backdrop of the modern world. Rendered with a sympathetic realism his work provides an accessible and imaginative counterpoint to the harsh realities of the neo-Colonial dream. 



MacDonald first started working in bronze in the late 1980’s in the studio of acclaimed New Zealand sculptor Paul Dibble. He has exhibited his works at numerous award, solo and group exhibitions and his work is held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. As the Master Founder at the Garage Art Foundry in Elphinstone, Central Victoria, Craig works with artists from all over Australia to realize their sculpture through the process of bronze casting.



Rocket Science runs until November 27 2010.

Kick Gallery is located at 4 Peel Street Collingwood & open tue-fri 11am-6pm & sat 12-5pm.
For further information please contact Kick Gallery at info@kickgallery.com or visit
www.kickgallery.com


Image below:

Craig MacDonald
Icarus
Bronze
2009
33 x 15 x 12 cm


cmcd_icarus.jpg

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