EXHIBITIONS

Slow crawl into infinity

Roy Ananda

Tuesday 20 May – Friday 18 July 2014

Roy Ananda is an artist at the forefront of Adelaide’s thriving contemporary arts scene; his practice incorporates sculptural installation and discrete objects, married and fabricated in ingenious forms that express the creative process with evident spontaneity, wit and humour. Ananda’s processed-based sculpture investigates cause and effect with a touch of exaggerated physicality, anchored by the comic, and an abiding interest in the visual language of pop culture. Channelling such influences as science fiction, slapstick cartoons, and the bizarre geometry of imagined alien cities, Ananda’s art celebrates fandom and blurs the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art.

In recognition of the importance that process plays in Ananda’s art, visitors to the Museum witnessed the development and installation of the work’s final form, over three weeks, before joining the artist to celebrate the unveiling and presentation of the completed work.

The Samstag Museum is pleased to present this ambitious, site-specific commission, reflecting our enthusiastic commitment to assisting the advancement of South Australian contemporary art.

Slow crawl into infinity room brochure (PDF file, 370 kb) (opens in a new window)

Saturday 5 July, Arts Breakfast Interview on Radio Adelaide. Catherine Kenneally spoke with Samstag curator Gillian Brown and artist Roy Ananda about the Samstag Museum and exhibits. Produced and presented by Catherine Kenneally. Click to listen to the podcast (opens in a new window)

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Slow crawl into infinity is a Samstag Museum of Art exhibition generously assisted by Arts SA.