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NEW CURRENTS

Sensory Overload

Three artists from New York, Bangkok and Canberra
invade eyes, nose and ears in their pursuit of synthetic appeal

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Gregory Hodge

CANBERRA

STACKS, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

Gregory Hodge is an atypical ringleader in contemporary Australian painting, encircling the still-life subject within a metaphysical realm. His dazzling, warped surfaces may appear like reams of pulled sugar, but they are in fact the candy-colored fruits of hard labor.

He begins with photo documentation, moves on to collage and finally to…

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