Lunch Date

The time, venue, date and artist were set. Our lunch date with TV Moore was confirmed, a hasty walk to Southbank ensued, and three of our number strode boldly into the tightly packed, largely VCA held, lunchtime forum. PV Styler, Sungyole and deniseahonan were not daunted, single seats were quickly secured, and we sat attuned to the great man, waiting for pearls of wisdom to drop from his mouth.

TV Moore
TV Moore
me & TV
ticket

TV Moore, is a complex, multifaceted, Australian artist, classically trained in Sydney, who has completed residencies in Finland, and Los Angeles, and now resides, and works in NYC. He discussed his work candidly and expansively, and managed to answer the subversive questions, asked by the VCA students very deftly. His practice embraces many areas of the visual arts, and he is attuned to trends, developments and influences stateside, whilst stamping his own uniquely, iconic Aussie signature on his work, specifically the Disney figures, of popular culture.

VCA
VCA

A brisk Question and Answer forum ended the talk. A third year VCA sculpture student, sitting next to me, who I  questioned at the previous weeks Open Day, asked the question about his influences, claiming , ” its all very LA “. TV replied, well yes I lived and worked in LA, and have long been interested in Disney, and animation. The response was self effacing but the inference personal,  and I believe indicative that artists are like human sponges, soaking in much, re- processing, fashioning and discarding, to meet our own personal aesthetic.

I took a very valuable line away from the forum, that ” the gallery space, particularly the ACCA

tv moore
tv moore

space,with its no right angles owns you, and you work with it to extend your work”. It in essence becomes a part of your work, an extension to your exhibition.

TV Moore has deliberately embraced this with the ACCA space, as did his immediately previous exhibitor, Ryan Gander.

Quote by TV Moore, 1pm lunchtime forum, ACCA, Southbank, Melbourne, 20/08/2015.

TV Moore with Love and Squalor

TV Moore with Love & Squalor, is currently appearing at ACCA from 15th August to 27th September.

Confronted by the title emblazoned on the bright pink banner, out the front of ACCA, I was curious.

The man with the enigmatic name, is an Australian artist,  based in NYC, and is exhibiting his first solo show at ACCA. The title of his show derives from a JD Salinger work, of the same name. His work ranges from video, photography and painting to film, sculpture and installation.

Shrek like
Shrek like
work at acca
work at acca

His show features the fruits of two years’ worth of intense work including pieces ranging from a sound installation and video works to a series of jelly-bean coloured digital “finger paintings”, — complex, layered mashups of collage, painting, photography, scanning and other media. He references, the popular Disney film, Shrek, in the some of his work.

tv moore
tv moore
Film
Film
tv moore
tv moore

As he has said, “That’s what’s great about being an artist: we’re pigeons, we’re seagulls. We’re just scavengers of stuff.One room at ACCA, has been paved with dark blue, small tiles to house his one of his films.