Ian Mowbray’s ‘dead country’…

29 07 2008

 

 

Ian Mowbray, Harry loved that car

 

We missed it, boo hoo, but never mind – Ian’s sent through a bundle of consolation with these images from his latest show dead country at Dianne Tanzer Gallery in Melbourne.

 

Ian Mowbray, Stopped

 

 You’ll be pleased to see he’s lost none of his characteristic edge… 

 

              

           Ian Mowbray (l-r), Harry loved that car, Stopped, Ahh fuck. (Click to enlarge.)

Artist statement for dead country:

 

A country death is ok.

We must die sometime, why not in the country?

In the great outdoors, surrounded by nature

A sublime and primal death.

Then, to be eaten by ants

Broken down into tiny pieces and carried underground

To be stored for winter.

 

Ian Mowbray, Ahh fuck.

 

And he’s also been getting down and dirty in the back seat of a car in a wonderful collaboration with Margaret Dodd for her current show (you’ll need Adobe Reader to open this pdf) at the Jam in Adelaide. Ya gotta love that!