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Jackson Farley: Self-conscious Kev and other friends

A multi-disciplinary artist, with a particular focus on old notions of masculinity.

Farley completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) at the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney in 2017 and received the Dean’s Award for Print-media and Drawing. In 2016 he studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, US and completed a residency with the Chengdu Academy of Art in Sichuan, China in 2017.

What’s it all about, Jackson? “Kev is a little bit lost so he invited his mates around to discuss how archaic notions of the masculine have permeated into the contemporary and whether the power structures associated with patriarchal histories and hierarchies are in fact holding men back from a deep new discovery of masculinity that is fit for the future…

“Nah!!! He is actually completely oblivious to it all. Kev’s a d…head. He can’t help it – he has been ingrained to be like this. He thinks the patriarchy is his best mate, but it’s actually his biggest foe. Since birth he has been told to suppress all feeling and focus only on what our hyper masculine society seeks – power and control. Kevo and his mates are actually terrified! Not because of the inevitable gender power shift (couldn’t come sooner) but because someone might find out that they actually feel *eemootiiioonnn*. What a bunch of bloody sissies! Maybe if the Kevs, Gregs, Damos n’ Darrens of the world stood up for themselves and didn’t have the emotional intelligence of a carrot they could in fact be … happy …?”

The exhibition will also contain video works and an installation.

Performance by the artist during the Art Month gallery walk, Thursday 14 March from 6pm to 8pm.

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When

Wednesdays to Fridays, 11am to 6pm
Saturdays, 11am to 5pm

Wednesday 27 February to Saturday 23 March 2019

Cost

Free

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