By happy happenstance the Gang’s trip to Melbourne (Granny rehab) coincided with Chick and Cobi’s show, Ascent into Darkness: Culture, faith and ritual: from reverence to repulsion. (And we’re pleased to report that (conceptual aside) there was definitely none of the latter!) Great to see the jump across to the contemporary art scene – amps up the sophistication no end.
Very cool work and it’s fab to see a collaborative project from them; nothing like a bit of ying&yang to crank up the dynamism. Always, of course, with that signature deft subtlety…
Charles ‘Chick’ Butcher (r) and Cobi Cockburn (l), Set 7, kiln formed glass (Chick’s with wooden frame), 1150 x 950 mm
The work was paired into 8 sets but for the purposes of close-up snaps we took them singly (apologies to Chick and Cobi for the separation.)
Cobi Cockburn, from Set 2, kiln formed glass
Charles ‘Chick’ Butcher, from Set 7, kiln formed glass with timber frame
Cobi Cockburn, from Set 4, kiln formed glass
Cobi Cockburn, from Set 1, kiln formed glass
Charles ‘Chick’ Butcher, from Set 4, kiln formed glass with timber frame
Cobi Cockburn, from Set 7, kiln formed glass
Cobi and Chick
The exhibition is accompanied by the poetic insights of friend and poet MG Michael, all bound together in a very schmick publication. Noice.
Chrissie came along, and loved it big time…
And we ran into Blanchie and Marcus (of course – assiduous opening attendees that they are!)…
Cracker exhibition, check it out in the flesh if you can. Fehily Contemporary (Collingwood), on until the 31st Oct.