Exhibition | MYTHO-POETIC – Glen Skien | Deakin University Art Gallery

Glen Skien, Archive of the Unfamiliar, 2013, altered postcards, thread, ink, encaustic, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Glen Skien, Archive of the Unfamiliar, 2013, altered postcards, thread, ink, encaustic, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 31st March

A new exhibition of artist books, collages, and etching by Queensland artist Glen Skien has recently opened at Deakin University Art Gallery. Open until 31 March, MYTHO-POETIC interrogates the human condition with assemblages and installations that bring to life social histories and vexing questions of Australian identity, place, and myth. Dr Jess Berry, Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, explained that Skien is highly respected in the national printmaking community and the delicacy and sensitivity of his images spark immediate affinity. She observes that, ‘As with atlas cartographers, Skien’s images of the past are fleeting, recuperated from lost and forgotten sources. In their reconfigured state, the original images become almost unrecognisable, echoing the way memory plays the game of Chinese whispers, obscured by what we know and see later. Thus, Skien mobilises his ghostly atlas of images, objects and texts to remind us that history is an apparition of the disappeared and the departed.’

Free Floor Talk | Join artist Glen Skien for a free exhibition floor talk in the exhibition space.

Date: Wednesday 23 March, 6 – 7pm
Location: Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway
RSVP: By Friday 18 March on (03) 9244 5344 or artgallery@deakin.edu.au

 

Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway

Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. By appointment on Monday for groups over 10. Free entry

 

 

Note to media: Please include the following captions if utilising the images attached to this media release.

 

File name: Archive of the Unfamiliar detail 3

Image credit: Glen Skien, Archive of the Unfamiliar, 2013, altered postcards, thread, ink, encaustic, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

 

File name: Archive of Country detail 2

Image credit: Glen Skien, Archive of Country, 2013, iron and paper envelopes, ink and photocopy transfer, 162 x 72 cm. Courtesy of the artist.