Sutton Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures, drawings and prints by Victorian based artists, Jethro Harcourt and Michael Bullock. The exhibition reflects on the apparent congruences running through Harcourt and Bullock’s sculptural based practices. Fundamental to each artist is the process of making and material investigation undertaken in the studio, workshop or foundry.
Harcourt’s artworks incorporate elements of design that connect the lived, everyday experience of the world. The artist uses logos as source material while employing technically involved and experimental means of production. Bullock’s sculptures start with found letters and numbers that are cast in bronze. An important aspect of his process are the materials and objects sourced from second hand markets, to reference their different applications, for figurative purposes or as the remnants of industry.
This inaugural two-person exhibition of Jethro Harcourt and Michael Bullock invites the possibility of an exciting and ongoing conceptual dialogue between the artists.
Jethro Harcourt lives in Gippsland. He studied sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne with a semester at the Akademie Für Bildende Künste, Mainz in Germany. His most recent exhibitions were Tim Buckovic and Jethro Harcourt at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, 2018; and we at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, 2018. Harcourt’s artworks have been exhibited in various artist run spaces and public galleries, including the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Michael Bullock lives in Melbourne. He is currently a PhD candidate at MADA Faculty, Monash University. Selected solo exhibitions include Market Values, Five Walls Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; Michael Bullock, One Shanthiroad, Bangalore, 2013; The Sandalwood Project, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle 2013; Enlightenment Figures, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2012; Duo, Kings ARI, Melbourne, 2007; Chuyen The, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne 2003. Bullock has participated in group shows locally and internationally including: Spaced 2: Future Recall, curated by Hannah Mathews as part of Perth International Arts Festival, Perth Museum, Perth, 2015; Merchant Cities, curated by Will Foster, The Substation, Melbourne 2013; and Beautiful Volcanoes, curated by Michael Vale, Monash Faculty Gallery, Melbourne, 2011. In 2013 he undertook the Asialink Spaced Reciprocal Residency Program in Bangalore.