Paul Yore

The Big Rainbow Funhouse of Cosmic Brutality

The Big Rainbow Funhouse of Cosmic Brutality by Melbourne artist Paul Yore is a fantastical insight into contemporary consumer culture. Paul Yore is presenting a new, site-specific version of an installation made from numerous everyday throwaway items, both natural and artificial. Glittery psychedelia, plastic objects, fake flowers and real branches are intricately organised into shrine-like arran

Art Exhibition previously on at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 18 July 2009 to Sunday 15 November 2009

Published by anonymous on Thursday 11 June 2009.
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Paul Yore is a young Melbourne artist who is presenting a new, site-specific version of an installation made from numerous throwaway items both natural and artificial.

Simultaneously seductive and sickly sweet, the intricately organized chaos of The Big Rainbow Funhouse of Cosmic Brutality reflects the incongruous nature of our world where we blindly and voraciously consume yet worry about how we can sustain the planet and not destroy livelihoods and nature. Yore fashions plastic throwaway items and glittery psychedelia into totemic arrangements and spaces for reflection, patching together a joyful and contemplative garden of delights, wherein this cheap detritus may function in a new way. The artist aims to transform the profane, inanimate remains of our messed-up civilization into ‘solemn monuments to the nonsensical nature of existence’.

His installation draws upon a mélange of influences, from Dada and Surrealism to the exuberant offerings of folk and outsider art, and various sacred arts and architectures. This tinkering with styles and a disregard for cultural difference honours our bewildering postmodern life, which at the same time is the subject of the work’s disquieting investigation.

Location

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road
Bulleen 3105
Tue-Fri 10am-5pm
Sat/Sun/Public Holidays 12noon-5pm