Everything Is True

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Everything Is True Thu 4 Feb – Fri 23 Apr John Curtin Gallery Thu 4 Feb – Fri 23 Apr John Curtin Gallery FREE
Event info
Thu 4 Feb – Fri 23 Apr at John Curtin Gallery, FREE

Presented in association with the John Curtin Gallery

Everything Is True is the largest ever assembly of sculptural work by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, a Perth-based artist whose practice explores the different ways that memory can inhabit and emerge from domestic spaces. This exhibition presents audiences with a blend of exquisite technical virtuosity, material intrigue and a palpable presence that can be both playful and terrifying.

Drawing on the narrative capacity of animal archetypes, crafted objects and the human presence, Abdul-Rahman aims to articulate physical dialogues between the natural world, identity and the agency of culture. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, his work has been described as magicrealism, creating poetic interventions with the built environment.

Everything Is True fills the entire John Curtin Gallery for an emotionally charged journey through the memories, dreamscapes and spiritual imagination of one of Australia’s most compelling contemporary artists.

Thu 4 Feb

Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm
Sat & Sun 12 – 4pm (Feb)
Sun 12 – 4pm (Mar – Apr)

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (b. 1977) is an Australian artist whose practice explores the different ways that memory can inhabit and emerge from familial spaces. Drawing on the narrative capacity f animal archetypes, crafted objects and the human presence, Abdul-Rahman aims to articulate physical dialogues between the natural world, identity and the agency of culture. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, his work has been described as magic realism, creating poetic interventions with the built environment. Living and working in rural Western Australia, he provides unique perspectives across intersecting communities, foregrounding shared understanding of individual identity and new mythologies in a cross-cultural context.

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah graduated from Curtin University of Technology with BFA in 2012. In recent years he has exhibited at a variety of cultural institutions and art galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Newcastle Art Gallery and Pataka Art & Museum (NZ). He is a current board member of the Perth institute of Contemporary Art.

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah is commercially represented by Moore Contemporary in Perth.

Time & Location

Thu 4 Feb – Fri 23 Apr

John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Pricing

Free Event

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Thank you

Image

  • Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, 'Pretty Beach', 2019, painted wood, silver plate ball chain, crystals, audio Courtesy the artist and Moore Contemporary

Acknowledgements

  • Presented by the John Curtin Gallery

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