“California Design 1930-65: Living in a Modern Way opened last week in Brisbane, on tour from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Covering a time of social and political change, the show explores the advent of west-coast modernism through design and aesthetics…[with] more than 250 objects on show…”
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial runs until 14 April 2013 at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia.
“APT7 feels more like the future than the past … The exhibition illustrates the way Australia grapples with its sense of belonging in the Asia Pacific microworld. The denseness of this show, however, suggests that the question of how we resolve our place has become even more complex. The weaving together of work by so many artists means national borders become blurred and what emerges are our similarities and not our differences. APT7 recommends we turn our gaze both inward and outward. If you’ve never been to QAGOMA then maybe it’s time you went”.
According to one of Tom Polo’s 2011 text based art works shown earlier this year at Grant Pirrie in Sydney ‘Somebody once told me that even one bad painting in an exhibition will stop people remembering an otherwise stellar show‘. Fortunately, there are no bad paintings in this exhibition.
Tom’s work (presented in Brisbane by Diagram Artist Run Initiative) appears in the window space at Ryan Renshaw Gallery this week – opening Friday night 18 November. Shows by Nicholas Folland ‘Domestic Distractions‘ and Laith McGregor ‘Spook’, open at the Gallery the same night.