Paul E Mason- Looking for Baudin

Image: Paul E Mason,( Detail) BAUDIN’S COLONIAL PROSPECTING RELIQUARY 2017 Diorite, brass, pewter, nylon, silver braid, Kimberly coastal rocks. 54x17x32cm. Photographer - Michelle Grace Hunder

Paul E Mason
Looking For Baudin

21st Century Sculptural Reliquaries Encounter c.1800 Terra Australis

The contemporary reliquary  - an object that is good to think.

An art exhibition that references the Baudin expedition might lead one to expect realist work influenced by the Enlightenment tradition of the artist scientist. Paul Mason, however, references another artistic tradition, that of the reliquary. While he eschews the directly religious and spiritual connotations of the reliquary, Mason preserves the relic’s symbolic density and concern with veneration and celebration of the object and its link to larger themes. 

Reception - 6pm Tuesday 10th April 2018

Exhibition - Tuesday 10th April- Friday 20th April 2018

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