Ann Debono at Metro Arts

Metro Arts in Brisbane will present a solo exhibition of new works by Ann Debono that respond to the construction site of the Westgate Bypass Flyover, entitled Bypass Blue Abyss.

Composing the paintings from photographs taken of the site over the course of two years, this exhibition considers how Modernist values of velocity, progress, efficiency, and growth are materialised in the built environment.

On the theme of the exhibition, Debono has explained her understanding of the Westgate Bridge construction project as “as a massive, spectacular sculpture: intensely synthetic and ahuman, animated by vehicles and machinery; trains, lorries, cars, loading cranes, construction machinery and container ships.”

Ann Debono
Bypass Blue Abyss
Metro Arts, Meanjin/Brisbane
4 May – 1 June 2024