"ICON" by ALUN RHYS JONES
6 April 2017 - 29 May 2017
A reality TV star has just become the 45th President of the United States of America, in no small part due to his celebrity status and grasp of the media. Celebrity culture can no longer be viewed as harmless entertainment for the masses, it has real, deep and long lasting effects on culture, history, ethics and the populace.
With his latest exhibition, “ICON”, Australian based artist, Alun Rhys Jones uses a variety of mediums including large scale installation, sculpture, charcoal drawings and more to continue his exploration of identity, commodity, media, and popular culture.
Often humorous, visually striking and wonderfully thought provoking, the show asks the audience to confront the role of celebrity in a post internet, late capitalist, consumer society.