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REVIEWS

MELBOURNE

Uplands Gallery

A Constructed World

Second Last Second Chance

Installation view of “Second Last Second Chance” exhibition at Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, 2009.

An intricately carved wooden bust with chiseled dreadlocks takes center stage on a large blue tarpaulin on the gallery floor. Recalling the coiled hair of Medusa, this lifelike memorial sculpture Been there done that. I’ve been to Bali too (2008–09), fabricated by an artisan in Bali and conceptualized by the collective A Constructed World (ACW), pays homage to Blair Trethowan, an artist and the former gallery director of Uplands who committed…

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