Leonard Joel

An Exhibition: ‘New York’ by Dominic Kavanagh

Art & Sculpture 26 Nov 2015


Dominic Kavanagh’s New York exhibition comprises a selection of the artist’s latest wall mounted assemblage sculptures. Each work combines object based assemblage and collage with a range of found and re-purposed materials including various vintage wall papers, discarded timbers, metal and plastic objects.

‘If you walk in to Dominic’s Melbourne based studio it is like a ruined cabinet of curiosity; pieces of machinery, parts of musical instruments, old rolls of wallpaper, fake plants, curtain rings, a child’s chair; found objects of all sorts line the walls and the floor in a chaotic fashion. And always, a suitably sounding industrial, folk or theatrical soundtrack and a soft glow emanates from the space. Pieces with seemingly no value have been moved from city to city to be reused, re-imagined and given new life. Each component whispers stories from the past, nostalgic, re-invented and alive. There is alchemy at work here. New life rises from the ashes and waste is turned to gold.’

Linsey Gosper, 2014.

Opening | Wednesday 2 December from 6 – 8pm
Viewing | Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December, 9am – 5pm.

Enquiries | info@dominickavanagh.com | 0421 205 550 | www.dominickavanagh.com

Illustrated | They built a monument with all our bones, 2015, price $7,000