Christopher Hill, ‘LOOSE PICKLES’ exhibition
Schoolhouse Studios presents:
‘’LOOSE PICKLES’ by Christopher Hill
Thursday 11th April 2019 – Thursday 25th April 2019
Opening event: Thursday 11th April 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition open Mon – Fri 9am to 3pm daily
LOOSE PICKLES: is a selection of drawings made during 2018, they act like a visual diary of 12 months exploring an experimentation and abstraction of minimal primitivism through playful cartoon like sketches.
The drawings are pickles (problems or problematic) and pickled, then set loose like pickles escaping from a jar. Rather than some long winded esoteric explanation of process and contemporary conceptualism, the source of this idea was inspired by a picture I found on Instagram. A simple picture of a bunch of pickles scattered on the grass near a wire fence that was titled ‘loose pickles’… like pickles escaping from prison. Their is no further explanation. These
drawings are escaped pickles.
Christopher Hill is a multidisciplinary artist working in film, photography, painting and drawing. His work walks a delicate balance of the absurd and the dramatic which is heightened by an extreme dualism of the highly technical and slick to the minimal and crude. He is best known for his work as a music video, short film and advertising director and his work has been showcased in a number of festivals world wide. His drawing practice is at the basis of all his work and exemplifies his sense of play and humour as a vessel for deeper narratives.
Schoolhouse Studios acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which Schoolhouse Studios resides, and respectfully acknowledges Elders, both past, present and future of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.