Paul Adair Circle Jerks
Opening: Wednesday 12 June, 6-8pm Dates: 12-29 June 2013
Paul Adair’s work challenges our understanding of truth and artifice. For his solo exhibition at Bus Projects, Circle Jerks, Adair presents a series of life size replica ʻballs’, hand cast in pigmented polyurethane resin.
‘Circle Jerks’ examines the potential of an evolving relationship between sculpture and photography, object and image. This work continues Adair’s interest in what occurs when reality and representation are intentionally complicated.
The work aims to generate a ‘flickering’, or perceptual anxiety, between groups of objects that are associated by resemblance, to uncover a relationship between physical objects and psychological images.
Paul Adair completed a Master of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012, and a Bachelor of Photography (Hons.) at the Queensland College of Art in 2005. His work has followed a specific trajectory, which investigates representation, through media that replicate the world around us. He was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Los Angeles studio residency in 2009, and has held solo exhibitions at Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Stills Gallery, Logan City Art Gallery, Queensland Centre for Photography, and Starter Space at the Queensland Art Gallery. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions within Australia, including The State We’re In: QLD Contemporary Photography at University of Queensland Art Museum,Temperature 2 at Museum of Brisbane, and Fresh Cut at the Institute of Modern Art.