Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Wade Taylor @ Paper Mountain

Event Title: Eshay
Participating Artists: Wade Taylor.

Venue: Paper Mountain, Upstairs, 267 William Street, Northbridge.

Description: In contemporary Australia, certain rituals and ceremonies mark
and define a prescribed masculinity. Finding a place in the social order,
developing a social identity and distinct ego are the key drivers in what
constitutes a sense of 'normalized' Australian masculinity.

Wade Taylor's work examines a notion of hegemonic masculinity at the social
and collective level. The dominant model is often associated with toughness,
competitiveness, aggression and the celebration of idols. Whilst
acknowledging the varied cultural and sexual experiences that differentiate
masculinity in Australia, Eshay focuses on a common and pervasive

Eshay explores how projections of masculinity through social media sit in a
jarring relation to their suburban setting. The works in this exhibition
take the form of large paintings in oil, small-scale collage and ceramic

Opening night Friday 11 September 6-8pm
Artist talks at 5:30pm.

Dates: 11 September 2015 to 27 September 2015.
Opening Times: Everyday 9:30am - 5:00pm.

For more information, contact: info@papermountain.org.au.

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