Rise of the Machines is a suite of new work by Katy Mutton exploring the evolution of air warfare. In her third solo exhibition she transitions from the romanticism of early combat planes to the idolatrous place of drones in modern warfare.
Over the last decade particularly there has been a proliferation of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle/drone) deployment across the globe with seemingly little accountability. With increasing numbers of drones traversing our skies whether for surveillance or targeted strikes we have entered a new warfare zone.
Katy Mutton Harbingers, 2013, detail, ink, carbon and acrylic on Kozo
Inside the Box is the second of our 2014 studio resident exhibitions at CCAS Manuka and is also his second solo show having recently graduated from the ANU School of Art furniture workshop.
Can you be creative whilst thinking "inside the box"?
Posing this question to himself Aaron Garlick investigates the creativity available within the confines of a defined space. The exhibition takes shape as a series of small sculptures and drawings. The work explores the confines of a 3 x 3 x 6 "box" and presents 45 possibilities out of a possible 531,441. The artist challenges himself to test his creativity against his meticulous and technical background; the result is a striking yet minimal body of work.