Bored in the Suburbs

Terrence Combos, Claudia Howard, Tom Mason and Miranda Samuels

25 February - 1 March 2014 
Opening Night Tuesday 25 February 2014, 5 - 7 PM

Bored In The Suburbs is an investigation into the escapist fantasies of those existing in the limbo between suburban adolescence and adulthood. The exhibition sees artists who live and work from a range of outer Sydney suburbs embracing and undercutting their individual suburban experiences. What is exposed through the work of these artists is the way living in their respective regions has contributed to the style, subject matter or concerns of their specific practice. 

The resulting work sees the artists indulging in time (wasting), memory, gender norms, and hedonistic behaviour as an entry-point to scrutinise both youth decadence and the perceived homogeneity of adulthood. These notions are illuminated through painting, drawing, ceramics and a range of mixed media, inviting audiences to bare witness to all that these shifting contexts yield.

ID: Two rows of small square canvases on wooden picture-rails against a white background. Each canvas depicts a sketched outline of a different type of drinking glass including a tumbler, martini glass, wine glass and beer stein.

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