More often recognised for his startling, otherworldly songs, over the last two decades Antony has also cultivated a diverse catalogue of drawing, collage and sculpture, a collection of artworks that, over the last few years, has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and the USA, at such prestigious venues as London’s Isis Gallery, Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum, Brussels’ Le Palais des Beaux-Arts and the Agnès B. Gallery Du Jour in Paris.
Exploring those themes so familiar from his music –the vanishing of the natural world, the power of the feminine, the persistence of wonder, the presence of the past and future – Antony’s work channels a fragile world, fuelled by a spiritual search for essence. Often washing, burning, cutting and sewing found images to create his small works of wonder, Antony wields a feral visual language, rendering the everyday unfamiliar.
A case could be made that [Antony] himself is following some uncharted lines as an artist and performer.
Arts Centre Melbourne, Gallery 1
Arts Centre Melbourne