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Unit 3 Projects | John Bunker | Beware the Dog
23/01/2016 - 30/01/2016
BEWARE THE DOG. work by John Bunker
Private View | Thursday 21 January | 6-9pm.
Ten years of small and medium sized Collages by John Bunker.
Collage is a bad mutt. It was born, here in the west, of the modern world and its discontents. These powerful societal tremors produced a new hyper-critical modernism full of dialectical tensions. Culture, private/public, Monarchy/Class/State. Who’s taste? Who’s values? The insatiable quest for capital and it’s consequences. These are but a few of our uniquely modern paradoxical anxieties underpinning art production … To this day these tensions have not discharged or dissolved. Collage keeps digging up the picture plane making sure it remains a contested territory. It prowls about the perimeters of the tasteful and well mannered in art. It’s born of painting alright but it cares nothing for medium specificity. It is painting with bite. Beware the Dog.