3 Ways to Pass a Gas Pump by Jared Malton
- Exhibition dates: Thursday 6 April to Sunday 30 April 2023
- Opening times: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday
- Location: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
- Cost: Free entry
In 3 Ways to Pass a Gas Pump, Jared's works do not particularly have too much to do with motorcycles, although their size haphazardly dictates the perfect dimensions for an old advertising billboard.
Universally, advertising and branding can subconsciously be central to how we perceive nostalgia. It is this nostalgia that stimulates Jared to engage and converse with the viewer. The subject of nostalgia in conversation can become a vast topic, one which Malton narrows down through the language and aesthetics of vintage/retro motorcycle culture.
Within this body of work Malton finds himself appropriating vintage branding and the advertising presence of the 70s and 80s purely as a gesture of composition in form, only to eventually disarm their original meaning and dragging them from their native context. This act of appropriation fronts as a subtle nod to the influences of 1960s LA modern artists (namely Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha and Craig Kauffman) who now echo through current contemporary art today.
Join Jared in his workshop Painters Pounce on Saturday 22 April, participants will learn to re-produce any visual graphic or text they wish to apply on any surface including canvas.
Jared will also be providing a free artist talk on Saturday 22 April from 2pm to 3pm. Registrations are essential.
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