Laith McGregor

LONG DIVISION GALLERY

Presents

Laith McGregor
S.plit F.ollow

S.plit F.ollow is broken up into 3 parts, including one small pencil drawing, 5 large drawings on tarpaulin’s and an installation based work which comprises of a free standing shelf of science fiction novels borrowed from the St.Kilda Library.

S.F. explores common motifs and analogous visual ephemera sourced from the internet and popular culture. While living in Indonesia the bulk of my research, news and ongoing arts related dialogues were all collected, assembled & conferred over the net. I often felt as if I was living in a science fiction realm, close enough to be real, but also very far from the truth. It was this disconnection and feeling of alienation that I wanted to convey and explore within this show.

By harnessing the power of the imagination I have sought to deliberately create my own mythology, to envision and to escape. I have referenced imagery and symbols that on one hand are familiar, but simultaneously ambiguous and capricious. These working ideas reject my thoughts on mortality and concepts on life, death and the in-between.
‘Myths are always explanatory, they are the basis of understanding the relationship between people and their natural environment, they reject the local conditions, climate, celestial phenomena, seasonal variations, the birth-death-rebirth experience and the need for humanity to establish
a working relationship with these humanities.’ J.C.Cooper

S.F. lends itself to the intuitive and acts on the subconscious, making it feel otherworldly. The work sits in a grey area of fiction and non- fiction. This area allows for individual interpretation.

Opening Night
4th August 2016
6pm

Exhibition Dates 4th – 25th August
Gallery Hours 9am – 3pm