Alex Seton

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Once There

Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
22 November - 22 December 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, 22 November, 7-9pm
Artist in conversation with Michelle Ho: Saturday, 23 November, 3-4pm

Sullivan+Strumpf is pleased to present Once There – a new solo exhibition by Australian multidisciplinary artist Alex Seton.
Seton’s second solo exhibition in Singapore, Once There is part of an ongoing series of works that sees a continuation of his distinguished study of marble carvings. This series foregrounds fabric as clothing and covering and examines its capacity as visual allegory of our common humanity and virtue.

The works in Once There are dust cloths from Seton’s own studio, bundled and thrown on the ground, not covering nor ‘containing’ any object underneath. Defrocked of grandiose aspirations, the fabric itself becomes the subject, forcing a plainer reading and contemplation of human impact, production and our ever-expanding relationship with the material world.