Featuring Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Beth Dillon w/ James Gatt, & Mahny Names.
GROT(TO) brings together ceramics, collage and performance as a form of devotional practice that questions the mantra, Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Exploring the artificial, the grotesque and the surprisingly sublime, body parts are removed, multiplied, exaggerated, cut, ‘dragged’ and pasted on.
Our 24/7 STREET SPACE showcases Idol, a new installation by 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) recipient, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran. Beth Dillon and James Gatt’s performance Personal Growth flips the script on performative, pubescent rites of passage on the TAXIDERMY T.V., and in THE SALON German collagist Mahny Names displays her impossible bodies, anthropomorphic alters and beyond. These will become super-sized during the exhibition as giant paste-ups in our LANEWAY.
Image credit: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Idol, 2014.