George Egerton-Warburton

In this first major institutional show for George Egerton-Warburton, we find new paintings and photo-based assemblages and sculptures, which encircle the individual’s relationship to power. A particular focus for Egerton-Warburton is the impact of late-capitalism and its imposition of ‘inequality, exclusion, precarious employment and work stripped of meaning.’ The artist pursues these dark topics with wit, drawing parallels with truffle hunting to the human rat race, and linking the aesthetic of infirmaries to what he perceives as cultural ill-health.

George Egerton-Warburton, Truffle hunting (cortical), 2017, digital print, dibond, dog poo, artist frame, 47.6 x 62.9 x 3.8cm. Courtesy the artist, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Until 20 October 2019
Melbourne