by Zolton in New Art, New Events on Wednesday 16 November 2005

An exhibition of new works from local artist, Ben Frost, kicked off last week at Sydney’s Helen Gory Gallery. The show, entitled Rainbow’s End, ‘explores themes of alienation, dispossession, and perversity that exist behind the facade of contemporary western society. By subverting mainstream iconography from the advertising, entertainment and political spectrum he creates a visual and conceptual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial’. As Frost himself notes: ‘They say that at the end of the rainbow there is a pot of gold – a utopia of happiness, prosperity and beauty. But what if it is really an apocalyptic end time – an orgy of decadence, consumption and convenience that is as deliciously loathsome as it is irresistibly inviting?’. It runs until December 3 and there’s more information at the Helen Gory website.