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Sally Molloy and Spencer Harvey in 'THE ALIEN SHOW'

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  Spencer Harvie  aliens aliens aliens  2016

Spencer Harvie aliens aliens aliens 2016

The space alien is an immediately recognisable icon of otherness in western popular culture. Alien visitors are frequently depicted as culturally and technologically advanced throughout the science fiction canon but are also frequently shown to be brutal, cruel, and anaesthetic simultaneously. Free from gender, sexuality, ethnicity and social caste, space alien visitors represent the absolute sublime terror of the unknown, devoid of bias or cultural conditioning. The antagonism present in the human-alien dynamic has led to a consistent reading of space aliens in contemporary discourse as unwelcome, unwanted, and unfathomable. THE ALIEN SHOW features the work of four emerging artists - Charlie Donaldson, Loki Groves, Spencer Harvie and Sally Molloy. Their approach, equal parts humorous and serious in tone, highlights major uses of the space alien motif within contemporary visual culture.

Exhibiting Artists:

Charlie Donaldson
Loki Groves
Spencer Harvie
Sally Molloy

THE ALIEN SHOW is a one night only event.

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Read exhibition essay by Christian Flynn →

Earlier Event: June 25
Carol McGregor 'Art of the Skins'
Later Event: June 28