A NEW exhibition from the artist behind the Love Flower sculpture has opened at McClelland Gallery in Langwarrin.
John Meade created the Love Flower with Emily Karanikolopolous. It has been at the Cranbourne Road overpass of the Peninsula Link freeway for the last four years, and has now moved permanently to the McClelland Gallery’s sculpture park.
John Meade: It’s Personal! is now open at the gallery. It runs until 17 March.
McClelland Gallery director Lisa Byrne said the exhibition reflects “various threads in Meade’s work relating to alterity, including queer culture, politics, and artistic experimentation”.
“Through sculpture, video, and installation, John Meade draws relations between the metaphysical and surreal in the experience of contemporary life and culture. A refined and adventurous materiality defines his work, through sensuous forms and unexpected juxtapositions inflected by the erotic and uncanny,” she said.
“McClelland is an entirely relevant site for the survey exhibition given Meade’s respected standing within Australian sculpture, and his long history with the area and the institution. Meade’s family live in the area, and a video work to be included in the show was shot on the freeway near the gallery and sculpture park.”
McClelland Gallery is at 390 McClelland Drive in Langwarrin.