Mohd Fauzi Sedon, Andrew Harper, Empire, Mat Ward, Carolyn Wigston, Peter Angus Robinson, Jacob Leary Sex & the CityDates: 24 April-5 May 2007
‘Sex & the City’ explores ideas of desire, obsession, catharsis, artifice, disorientation and consumption in contemporary society, through the work of seven artists affiliated with INFLIGHT A.R.I. in Hobart. Impulse and hastily made decisions have characterised the ‘coming together’ of this exhibition, and in so doing, Sex and the City echoes the instant gratification of a ‘quickie’ or the seductive promise of a one night stand… Like many facets of contemporary consumer culture, popular television programs claim to mirror ordinary life whilst actually manipulating emotional responses for commercial ends. The artists in Sex and the City mine, interrogate and re-configure this ‘mirrored reality’ to present a new cognitive dissonance. When reality becomes ‘reality’ who, or what, portrays the real?