EX DE MEDICI
25 May - 24 June 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
Opening on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7-9pm
Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist, eX de Medici.
The watercolours in Smithereens draw on key themes in de Medici's work, exemplified by the panoramic tableaus. Alive to the dangers of governmental control in an increasingly digitised world, she realises our worst nightmares in Spies Like Us (2016), replete with a nest of mobile phone towers, and a cluster of ominously dispassionate surveillance cameras. I killed her with my club (2017) finds her in familiar territory, with the language of flower painting hard up against emblems of power and death. Amongst a field of floral motifs lie deadly rounds of 'expanded ammunition'. Devised to unfurl on impact, the bullets rip through flesh, the spent cartridges bearing an uncanny resemblance to flowers.