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John Young's Solo Exhibition at MOORE CONTEMPORARY

ByJenevieve Kok
John Young's Solo Exhibition at MOORE CONTEMPORARY

Installation view at MOORE CONTEMPORARY

MOORE CONTEMPORARY will be presenting a solo exhibition by John Young from 8 October - 12 November 2022 in Perth, "John Young at MOORE CONTEMPORARY". This will be the first time that John will be exhibiting a new body of work here in fifteen years. He will be showcasing a suite of new works from two projects, None Living Knows and The Shiva Paintings from two cycles of works - History Projects (2007-2022) and Abstract Paintings (2006-present), which have occupied him since 2007. 

Installation view at MOORE CONTEMPORARY

The Hong Kong-born, Australia-based artist investigates late Western modernism which prompted significant phases of work from a bi-cultural viewpoint. In History Projects, finds impetus in the history of violence and benevolence. He also later developed a visual history of the Chinese in Australia since 1840. His Abstract Paintings project offers a reassessment of technology's devastation to bodily skills.

John Young

"Young is a highly regarded, scholarly artist and generous contributor to the wider arts community in Australia. He is an artist who manages to distil his deep research. It is almost 15 years since Perth has had the opportunity to view locally a complete exhibition of Young’s work. I am grateful and excited that John has so willingly created new work for the Gallery and for our audience. It will be a pleasure to welcome him back to Western Australia.’" - Margaret Moore, Director of MOORE CONTEMPORARY 

Installation view at MOORE CONTEMPORARY

"Shiva XXXIII" by John Young, 2022, oil on Belgian linen, 71 x 89.5 cm.

"Shiva XXIV" by John Young, 2022, oil on Belgian linen, 71 x 89.5 cm.

Since his first exhibition in 1979, John has participated in over 70 exhibitions worldwide, and his works have been collected by major museums as well as corporate and private collections. Throughout his distinguished career key themes and areas of research have informed his practice. John consistently incorporates elements of aesthetic theory and trans-cultural art history to consider the culture surrounding globalisation and migratory dislocation; the sociological impacts of technology; and philosophical notions of memory, resonance, and melancholia. 

Installation view at MOORE CONTEMPORARY

MOORE CONTEMPORARY  was established in its Cathedral Square location in Perth in November 2017. Founded and directed by Margaret Moore, MOORE CONTEMPORARY is a space dedicated to the presentation and promotion of major contemporary art. In recognition of Margaret's extensive curatorial and arts management career, MOORE CONTEMPORARY offers, in addition to a program of exhibitions, professional consultancy services in art commissioning, collection advice, and management.

Exhibition Dates: 8 October - 12 November 2022
Address: 1/565 Hay Street, Perth/Boorloo, Western Australia

All images courtesy of the artist and MOORE CONTEMPORARY

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