OPENS 6pm Tuesday 10th April 2018
School of Art & Design
An art exhibition that references the Baudin expedition might lead one to expect realist work influenced by the Enlightenment tradition of the artist scientist. Paul Mason, however, references another artistic tradition, that of the reliquary. While he eschews the directly religious and spiritual connotations of the reliquary, Mason preserves the relic’s symbolic density and concern with veneration and celebration of the object and its link to larger themes.
Image Paul E Mason
BAUDIN'S COLONIAL PROSPECTING RELIQUARY 2017
Diorite, brass, pewter, nylon, silver braid, Kimberly coastal rocks.
Photographer - Michelle Grace Hunder