Thursday, 2 June 2016

Artist Talk Con Rhee at Devonport Regional Gallery

Contact: Dianne Sheehan, Devonport Regional Gallery
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Date: Thursday 9 June, 1.30 pm    RSVP: Thursday 9 June
Location: Devonport

Intended Audience: Secondary & Tertiary Teachers/Students

Join Tasmanian artist Con Rhee at Devonport Regional Gallery for a conversation about his Little Gallery exhibition, The Wilderness Pill.

Con Rhee is an emerging artist who began his art career later in life, having studied and taught Biology at tertiary level for some time. He works in both glass and photography and has exhibited his works regularly over recent years.

Rhee's concepts explore such things as health – how it is maintained, and has been maintained in the past. He questions how society managed without pills and medications and from a personal perspective he believes that one way to maintain health is to be at one with nature.

With this in mind, Rhee has coined the term 'The wilderness pill' which forms the title of his exhibition in The Little Gallery. The exhibition highlights the wilderness through a series of enlarged photographs that surround the viewer within the space and seemingly transport them into a sense of 'being there'.

Image credit: Con Rhee, Dove River emerging from its canyon, 2015, vinyl on HIPS