‘RECKLESS’ – Saxon Quinn
15 – 26 July 2020
Wednesday 15th July, 6pm
This July, Saint Cloche is excited to reveal ‘Reckless’, a solo show by self-taught artist, Saxon Quinn.
Saxon’s work takes a cue from the asphalt sprawl streetscapes of our cities. Inspired by his travels to New York City and other bustling metropolis, his explorations use the medium of cement plaster as a literal elucidation of the experienced environment.
An urban narrative of monolithic shapes, line work of differing rhythm, geometry, proportion and markings. Saxon has grown to love the process of distressing on surfaces that occurs over time; pavements worn by the pedestrian’s footsteps, weathering elements of nature or human error. Each individual mark ends up being an intersection of sorts, much like scarred skin on a body, a portal to an experience.
Much of my art is focused around being within the urban landscape – in particular, the cement material of our concrete jungles. Works represent the scarred, coarse-aggregate pavements, and walls found throughout cities and towns; from children scribbling in chalk on suburban bitumen streets to tagged walls and bubblegum littered footpaths downtown.
A focal point on many works is the concrete base, and the way it smooths and marks as it cures and sets. A checkered and warn pedestrian crossing in New York City may be represented as a streak of pastel, a jagged and worn street poster as a zig zag line. Each marking represents something.
Saxon is an emerging artist from Melbourne who grew up in country Victoria, about 25km from Daylesford. He’s completed a Bachelor of Communication Design at Swinburne University, 2008 – 2009 and also an Advanced Diploma of Communication Design at Ballarat School of Minds, 2006 – 2007. Saxon has had several solo exhibitions and draws from the urban environment, reinterpreting them as bold, two dimensional representations using cement plaster as his main medium.
Wednesday 15th July, 6pm onwards
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