Troy Emery: Sonder

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Two rainbow coloured vaguely dog-shaped sculptures. Their "fur" is multicoloured tassels
Photograph: Supplied / Linden New Art

Time Out says

Troy Emery presents six new, playful sculptures at Linden New Art

Local artist Troy Emery's work often entails exploring animals and anthropomorphism while also playfully toying with colour, texture and materials. Sonder is no different. This exhibition at Linden New Art presents six new animalistic sculptures from the Melbourne-based artist. At once the sculptures are both faceless and foreboding, and candy-coloured and inviting; it's hard to know whether you should feel threatened or excited by sharing a room with them. 

Sonder further expands on Emery's merging of visual art and crafts, using wonderfully kitschy tassels to adorn the creatures, which look a little like a pack of Afghan hounds went to Mardi Gras. There's a hint of American artist Nick Cave's 'soundsuits' about Sonder too, though the intentions of both artists are different. 

Sonder is showing at Linden New Art until May 16.



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