Max Boland GymlaziumOpening: Wednesday 14 March, 6-8pm Dates: 14 March - 7 April 2018
Exploring an interest in actions and interactions between materials, the body and the gallery space, ‘Gymlazium’ is a development from my university studio practice.
The viewer is invited to participate in the indifference and boredom sometimes experienced by the artist that developed through experiences occurring throughout galleries and museums. Perhaps because of an oversaturation of viewings within short spaces of time, the actions of the bored or disinterested viewer and their interactions with spaces was often more engaging than displayed work.
Incorporating sculptural constructions and video based images ‘Gymlazium’ investigates this interaction between viewer and space providing apparatus upon which a bored viewer can embrace their indifference and find something to lean on whilst viewing.
Max Boland is a Melbourne based emerging artist working primarily with sculpture and video based media. Boland’s work involves an exploration of humour and boredom through materials and images coupled with sculptural interventions. In 2016 he received his BFA Honours from MADA, Monash University.