Infinite Dwell Time / Fluorescent Composition VI
29 Jul 2015—05 Aug 2015
David Mutch presents two new projects in his forthcoming solo exhibition at TCB art inc.
Fluorescent Composition VI is a site-specific continuation of a series that harnesses flickering fluorescent light material. A video and light installation transform the 7Eleven glare of the TCB fluoro array into something more meditative. Infinite Dwell Time manipulates common urban materials in a similar way. Mutch presents a new body of concrete paintings that invoke a brutalist aesthetic in the austere use of raw concrete. At first glance, these works resemble slabs of marble, the surface riddled with textures and gradations of mottled whites and greys. But it is quickly revealed to be a construction– a loosely mixed, abstraction of cement, sand and oxide pigment, composed between acrylic sheets. In an expression of our desire to aesthetically engender something far beyond our reach, the works become flimsy tricks- the concrete is only one millimetre thick, deprived of its traditional qualities of strength and depth. Displayed in a vertical format, using TV wall mounts, echo video signage in malls, the work suggests a shift in our conception of metropolitan space: away from the dense concrete jungle to a city comprised of temporary surface coverings and acrylic screens.
David Mutch uses a variety of mediums, producing work that searches for authentic experiences and the sublime in contemporary urban space. Mutch develops these ideas further in recorded and live sound performances as ‘Glass Bricks’ and as one half of electronic duo ‘Pissypaw’.
David Mutch graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art, from RMIT, Melbourne in 2010. He recently presented Inverse Universe II, at The FOKUS Window, Melbourne and From Nowhere to Nowhere at Beam Contemporary. In 2011 Mutch exhibited a solo show at Beam Contemporary entitled Why did Aliens Build the Pyramids? as well as presenting Inverse Universe at Rearview in Melbourne. He has also contributed to various projects including, Forever Now, MONA FOMA, 2014-15, Deep Time, TCB art inc, 2014, Resolving Ruins, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, 2015 and Darkness on the Edge of Town, Perth Centre for Photography, 2013, In 2013 he undertook an artist residency program at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing.