12 February 2009 - 14 March 2009

Aleks Danko, It\'s such a thin line between clever and stupid

 

In these new works Aleks Danko continues his humorous and ironical investigation of the artist in his studio. He presents the site as a space where objects are never dormant, but evolving and redefined by both artist and audience. These unremitting layers of meaning in objects, for Danko, is sought in the relationship between them.

Aleks Danko's exhibition is a continuation of "Humour as a Weapon, 2008" for Optimism at the Gallery of Modern Art Queensland where Danko presented an installation of a studio simulacrum. Danko's installation is a witty reflection on the spatial boundaries and social conventions in relation to the place of the artist in the outside world. 

This exhibition at Sutton Gallery has been developed directly from his simulated studio as Danko extracts elements and reaffirms individual staged objects as artworks on the gallery wall. Danko's works come to fruition in the form of drawings, installation, and sculpture each piece an affirmation of the artist's presence and the evolution of his objects.

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Artwork from exhibition by Aleks Danko,

NUTS AND BOLTS MAKE A LOVELY PAIR WHEN YOU SCREW THEM

ink on hand made Blue Lake paper
100 x 70cm