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Benjamin Armstrong

Benjamin Armstrong

Benjamin Armstrong

This is the first solo exhibition in a public gallery by one of the most interesting Australian artists to emerge in recent years. Strangely beautiful and fascinatingly repulsive, Benjamin Armstrong’s mysterious glass and wax sculptures are immediately suggestive of mythical waterborne creatures or future pre-historical life-forms. Hold Everything Dear: Benjamin Armstrong features three major new works, including some of the largest hand blown glass forms ever produced in Australia. The works slide between the psycho-sexual notions of the uncanny and evoke ideas about fertility. Armstrong’s unsettling sculptures compel us to reflect on the dark, inaccessible parts of the human psyche.