Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
17 August - 24 September 2006
PICA West End Gallery
Melbourne-based artist, Richard Giblett returns to Perth with a solo show of new and recent works previously unseen on this side of the country. Like a Hieronymus Bosch meets Fritz Lang vision of hell, Giblett's 2D and 3D works bring to the surface what lies unseen in the murky depths beneath us.
The expansive tableaux Subcity (while you were sleeping) (2005) presents the viewer with a vision of both utopian and dystopian potential, while System (2005-06) is a complex axonometric projection of structures, conduits, tubes and holes suspended on a fragile latticework structure. A new photographic work (Raw Nerve - 66 Manhattan Holes, 2006) consolidates the artist's ongoing research into the culture of congestion, and the phenomenon of looking at structured, built environments from an elevated vantage point.
Represented by Galerie Dusseldorf Perth
Subcity (While you were sleeping), 2005
Plywood, pine, fluorescent lights.
291 x 160 x 130cm