Our first truck stop: The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship at the SCA (Sydney College of the Arts) Galleries. A collective exhibition of five artists all vying for the ultimate title of Scholarship Recipient. In other words, waiting and willing for a whole bunch of cash from the bequest of a late graduate of Sydney Uni from back in the day, to, you guessed it, travel and make art.
A winner was announced…but who are we kidding?! We wouldn’t have left the house to see that. The real attraction, we feel, was the work of Leigh Rigozzi. To be fair, the work that won did have an impact – but we couldn’t be sure on account of the projector shining directly into our faces, thus rendering us temporarily blind (thanks Justene Williams). Rigozzi on the other hand really went all out. We mean it. He hit the nail on the head. He made a splash. He went out with a bang. Hell, he just went all out and the judges weren’t prepared. He was premature.
What we mean to say is… He ejaculated all over the wall. Not literally. But upon walking into the room you couldn’t help but notice little black vinyl cartoon sperm cutouts forming a large hypnotising puddle on the wall. Defying the laws of gravity. If that doesn’t get you off your ass, we don’t know what will.
Rigozzi is heavily influenced by the zine and comic book phenomenon, which can be seen in his pen and ink drawings that accompany his installation.As stated in his artist statement, “I express normal 21st century anxieties, banalities and obsessions in my artworks.” These drawings range from smoking Cyclops mummies to floral patterns to overtly sexual cartoon porn. They are pretty rad.
Sure, the work could have been installed better. Some of the black semen was falling off the wall and was so roughly cut that he must’ve used a blunt scalpel. Also, his drawings are framed poorly. A little more care taken could have made a big improvement.
But overall Rigozzi’s work was thoroughly enjoyed by all and was a refreshing change amongst all the pretentious crap that we are used to seeing so often in exhibitions. We encourage you to see the show. It’s well worth exposing yourself to the sun. It’s ok, your computer will wait for you at home. Or you can take it.
Would you rather see Leigh Rigozzi’s work or eat 5 glazed donuts?
Although I don’t actually like donuts, I understand that they are commonly considered delicious. But even if I did like them I’d still choose to see the exhibition.
OptimusRofl- I actually LOVE donuts. If donuts were a man…ooooh they would be tied to my bed. It was so good that I seriously considered multi-tasking. I shall eat the donuts while seeing the show. So where are these donuts?
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