Exhibition Title: Mood Swings
Artist: Chris Bennie
Dates: Thursday, 20 April – Sunday, 30 April 2017
Opening Event: Thursday, 27 April 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: POP Gallery, 27 Logan Road, Woolloongabba
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm, Thursday, 12pm-8pm
Mood Swings presents new work by Gold Coast artist Chris Bennie. Having examined the affect water has had on a caravan after floods in Bundaberg (The Kissing Swans 2013) and nuclear reactor control rooms (Control Rooms 2014) after The Great East Japan Tsunami, Mood Swings localises Bennie’s gaze to explore his own relationship to the medium of water. Bennie’s desire to make sense of water, and to represent the authentic and profound experiences the medium has offered him, shape the work in this exhibition. Bennie can be seen performing in it, observing it, and contemplating what affects it. His performances and manipulations of video extend this interest to the realm of art, ritual and the potential for water to act as a conduit between the two.