Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties – a Review.

“Exotic Lies Sacred Ties, a 12-year survey of artist Danie Mellor’s practice at the University of Queensland Art Museum, deals with the ongoing legacies of colonialism. More charmer than pretender, Mellor’s art disarms the viewer with glamour and beauty while probing the flaws in our accepted view of history.”

Official opening Saturday 1 February. Read my full review for Guardian Australia.

Danie Mellor 'Piccaninny paradise' 2010 pastel, pencil, glitter, Swarovski crystal and wash on Saunders Waterford paper 143.0 x 171.0 cm Private collection, Sydney
Danie Mellor ‘Piccaninny paradise’ 2010
pastel, pencil, glitter, Swarovski crystal and wash on Saunders Waterford paper
143.0 x 171.0 cm
Private collection, Sydney
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What’s new in art for 2012? Australian commercial galleries respond…

Australian commercial galleries will slowly return from their long summer hiatus over the next week or two. What are we going to see this year, and how positive are they about what lies ahead? 

We tracked down a few gallerists to ask three short questions about their plans…read the full story on ‘The Art Life’.

 

Danie Mellor, 'The Reality of Myth (in the presence of History)' Pastel, pencil & wash with glitter & Swarovski crystal on Saunders Waterford paper 192 x 145 cm

[Image courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Art]