Borrowing the title from Goran Paskaljevc’s 1979 film, Matt Hinkley’s upcoming exhibition These Earthly Days Go Rolling By is composed of a harvest of agricultural specimens and found objects all transposed from their original form into idiosyncratic copies. Drawing together a range of references and working in a small scale that has come to be synonymous with his practice, Hinkley presents this new work subtly scattered on the ground of the gallery; as if left out to seed. The work could be seen as a sculptural question concerned with the space between the original and its replication, between the sedimentation and dispersion of matter, and of all these things as being in constant circulation.
Matt Hinkley lives and works between Melbourne and Rotterdam. Recent exhibitions include The world precedes the eye, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore, 2016; light switch and conduit, Dunedin Public Art gallery, Dunedin, 2016; A short line between three points, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015; The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2015; Instituut, Werkplaats Typographie, Arnhem, 2015; Technologism, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield, 2015; Lurid Beauty, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2015; The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, Lulu, Mexico, 2015; 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Sydney, 2014; A World Undone, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, 2014; Studio 6, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, 2013; Chinatown ll, ltd, Los Angeles, 2012; Freehand, Recent Australian Drawing, Heide Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2010; New08, Australian Centre For Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2008.Artist’s profile