good grief, danish quapoor

Date:

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 +11 more

Time:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost:

Free

Venue:

Pinnacles Gallery
20 Village Boulevard
Thuringowa Central QLD 4817

Phone:

Overview

Pinnacles Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 9 March – 28 April 2024

Danish Quapoor is known for his distinctive flat-colour compositions and playful narratives. The artist’s largest body of work to date features his trademark illustrative paintings, wall drawings and ceramics alongside blown glass, textile forms and stop-motion animation. Quapoor reconciles these ostensibly disparate elements of his practice with a cohesive colour palette and a consistent use of repetitive, time consuming processes.

Conceptually, good grief is an interrogation of personal identity and familial relationships. The artist reflects on his father’s unexpected death in the 2020 peak of COVID-19, and the exasperation of experiences and memories in the wake of that loss. Collectively, the works illuminate and subvert concepts of grief, sexuality, and gender roles within heteronormative regional contexts. These concepts are tempered by layers of humour, wordplay, misdirection and a life-affirming levity in aesthetic and approach.

Additional Details

Age Suitability:

All ages

Accessibility:

  • Disability restroom
  • Wheelchair accessible venue

Notes:

Opening Hours:

  • Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 3pm
  • Sun: 9am - 1pm
  • CLOSED Public Holidays

Image: Danish Quapoor, stubborn forces, 2022Baling twine on porcelain paperclay with clear gloss glaze, 24.5 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm
Photograph: Daniel Qualischefski

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