[Melbourne] Ben Frost’s ‘Confessions of a model citizen’ at Gorker Gallery
Gorker Gallery presents the latest exhibition from Ben Frost, an artist whose name is linked in arms with controversy. His pop-art collage style of work reflects the unflattering commercially-driven arse of society. The media have described him as ’sick’ and ‘perverse’, police have shut down his shows, Channel 7’s Sunrise has debated his work – yet the art world loves him.
‘Art should astonish, transmute, transfix. One must work at the tissue between truth and paranoia.’ – Brett Whiteley.
Sydney born Frost is both hailed and hated around the world, and we are very excited to see his new show at Gorker. Here’s what ‘Confessions of a Model Citizen’ is about:
‘What does it mean to be a responsive and productive member of contemporary society? In Confessions of a Model Citizen Frost
critiques the desires, obsessions and the ethics of our media-saturated contemporary society in a series of vibrant new
artworks. Through his own anecdotal and often brash experiences of life in Sydney and abroad, he explores our attempts at cultural belonging and resulting disconnection from a world where lifestyle and expectations are bought and sold on the shelves if ikea and “advertainment” television.’ – Gorker Gallery 2010
Who: Ben Frost
What: Confessions of a model citizen Exhibition
When: Opening is this Thursday 25 March from 6.30pm–8.30pm. Exhibition runs until Sunday 11 April.
Where: Gorker Gallery,Corner of Gore & Kerr St, Fitzroy.