Sirens: Hush at Metro Gallery
Posted on May 15, 2012 by Bambi
Like falling in love, Sirens will draw you in with its beauty, assault your senses until you’re overwhelmed and your mind is bruised, and still…. You won’t be able to turn away.
I can’t help but wax lyrically when I write about the offerings of Metro Gallery. Every sliver of artistic delight they serve our optics is as captivating as the last, and while, as a Sydney-sider, I emphatically deny Melbourne’s perceived superiority as this country’s cultural hub, it’s shows like Sirens that make me itchy to jump on that plane.
Sirens is the first solo Australian show of Hush, a UK artist who was recently named one of the London Independent’s “Top 20 Up and Coming Artists”. The body of work encompasses Hush’s signature blend of East and West artistic sensibilities, with seamless nods to both traditional figure drawing and to the lowbrow graffiti movement. Described by one viewer as what it would look like “if Nanami Cowdroy dreamed in technicolour”, the works are a chaotic medley of juxtaposing visual forces. Sirens is intense, beautiful, haphazard and compelling, and I am completely in love.
The show launches on May 21 at Metro Gallery, Armadale, and remains open until June 17. Go get to swooning.