Saturday, June 21, 2008

Regan Tamanui - The Cult of Personality

If you are in Sydney next Saturday I declare it's a must to go and check out Regan Tamanui's exhibition at the Damien Minton Gallery in Redfern. If I had the spare cash and the time to fly from Melbourne to check it out and support this Melbourne based stencil artist I would but sadly I don't, so for now I've just got to wait till the next exhibition e is apart of at the Blender.

"The work of Regan Tamanui explores the power of mass media within Australian popular culture. The reality TV phenomena, the religion of sport, criminal lifestyles, get rich quick & instant fame becomes the obsessions, the new virtues of the 21st century. As a pioneer of the early stencil art movement in Melbourne, Tamanui more commonly known as the infamous street artist HAHA creates multi-layered stencils with the appearance of almost photo-like qualities. Regan’s stencil work will also feature as part of the “Australian Contemporary: Optism”, exhibition at “The Gallery of Modern Art” Brisbane, in November with 34 other leading Australian artist’s."

Sydney
Damien Minton Gallery
61 -63 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern
Opening Night - Saturday 28 June 2pm - 4pm
Website - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=16712528718

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