It has been close to five years between artist Jae Copp's last solo exhibition, picking up right where he left off we're over the moon to see him exhibiting a series of distinctive new works at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Melbourne.
Paralleloland opened early April and runs for just over a month until May 7. The work is described by Copp as a 'lost collection of cosmic maps and artefacts from the atlas of imagination'. He has long used allegories and abstract twists to take personal and social views out of context, into a surreal, and at times almost semi-nonsensical way using an array of medium including paper treatments, hand stitching, embossing and sculptural elements rendered with meticulous brush-based illustration.
Through the series he clumsily explores and appropriates the theory of parallel universes and time travel by providing his shape-shifting figures with new found maps and artefacts to guide them through the universe as they continue to mimic learnings of a bygone era. With these new found tools they are able to navigate through time and space in a relentless quest for both, social and planetary harmony.
EXHIBITION RUNS FROM NOW UNTIL SATURDAY, MAY 7th.
CLOSING DRINKS // FRIDAY, MAY 6th 6-8pm
RVCA CORNER GALLERY
82 Stanley St