7 March 2013

Christopher Day 'Permanent Deferral'

Christopher Day makes photomontage composites drawn from his personal photographic archive of unexpected historical and contemporary subjects. Employing collage as a language to disrupt meaning, his documentary images of everyday scenes, nature and objects meld into faces and far-off dreamscapes. Prioritising the extravagant, the surreal and the humorous, Permanent Deferral explores the opulence of pleasure in our decayed future.

Day’s solo exhibitions include End, Curtain House, Melbourne, 2012; After The Breadcrumbs, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne and Black & Blue Gallery, Sydney, 2009; A Little Boob, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne, 2008; and Big Trouble In Little China Heights (with Dan Moynihan) China Heights, Sydney, 2008. Recent group exhibitions include Blokes, Neospace, Melbourne, 2012; Hijacked III, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney and QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK, 2012; SPBH, MiCamera, Milan, 2011; and South, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, 2009.

Permanent Deferral will take place in the Utopian Slumps Project Room, coinciding with Starlie Geikie’s Saracens, at Ground Floor, 33 Guildford Lane Melbourne, from 8 to 30 March 2013.