Reuben Paterson
Meinongs's Jungle
29 January - 23 February 2013
29 January 2013 - 23 February 2013
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Deep in the metaphorical jungle at the centre of this exhibition a three-dimensional, hand-made clay orchid glitters serenely, impervious to any threat from the life-size carnivorous creatures that gaze upon it. This immediate juxtaposition of beauty and danger captures the polarities that have long characterised Paterson's work. Well-known for his distinctive glitter paintings, Paterson has seduced, teased and provoked. In his paintings, glitter has entered the galleries of the world with its own complex set of connotations overlying an active, albeit more subtle, engagement with the politics of race, history, gender and sexuality.

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Installation
Installation
Mona Lisa
2012
Reuben Paterson
Glitter and mixed media
310(h) x 2000(l) x 1100(w) mm
Mona Lisa
2012
Reuben Paterson
Glitter and mixed media
310(h) x 2000(l) x 1100(w) mm
The Winged Victory of Samothrace
2013
Reuben Paterson
glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas
Photo: Schwere Webber
2000 x 1400 mm
The Winged Victory of Samothrace
2013
Reuben Paterson
glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas
Photo: Schwere Webber
2000 x 1400 mm
Untitled
2013
Reuben Paterson
Glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas
1200 x 2400 mm
Photo: Schwere Webber
Untitled
2013
Reuben Paterson
Glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas
1200 x 2400 mm
Photo: Schwere Webber
Orchid
2012
Reuben Paterson
glitter on clay and mixed media, 670(h) 200mm pot
Orchid
2012
Reuben Paterson
glitter on clay and mixed media, 670(h) 200mm pot
Orchid (detail)
2012
Reuben Paterson
glitter on clay and mixed media, 670(h) 200mm pot
Orchid (detail)
2012
Reuben Paterson
glitter on clay and mixed media, 670(h) 200mm pot
Installation
Installation
David and Orchid
2013
Reuben Paterson
David and Orchid
2013
Reuben Paterson
David and Orchid
2013
Reuben Paterson
David and Orchid
2013
Reuben Paterson
This is My Floor
2012
Reuben Paterson
Glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas
Photo: Glenn Frei
840 x 712 mm
This is My Floor
2012
Reuben Paterson
Glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas
Photo: Glenn Frei
840 x 712 mm
This is Where I Sleep
2012
Reuben Paterson
Glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas
Photo: Glenn Frei
842 x 712 x 35 mm
This is Where I Sleep
2012
Reuben Paterson
Glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas
Photo: Glenn Frei
842 x 712 x 35 mm
Installation
Installation
This Little LIght of Mine
2011
Reuben Paterson
Screenprint and glitter on Fabriano Artistico, 420 gsm
Photo: Glenn Frei
Paper size: 760 x 560 mm Image size: 430 x 430 mm
This Little LIght of Mine
2011
Reuben Paterson
Screenprint and glitter on Fabriano Artistico, 420 gsm
Photo: Glenn Frei
Paper size: 760 x 560 mm Image size: 430 x 430 mm
G.P.S.
2011
Reuben Paterson
Screenprint and glitter on Fabriano Artistico, 420 gsm
Paper size: 760 x 560 mm
G.P.S.
2011
Reuben Paterson
Screenprint and glitter on Fabriano Artistico, 420 gsm
Paper size: 760 x 560 mm